from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of spa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See spa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of spa.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The villainous Gordon Gekko in the film, Wall Street, who illegally traded on inside information and won an academy award for actor Michael Douglas, may have been fictional, but apparently he has spaw ...
And ae day at the spaw-well, below the craig at Gilsland, she was seeing a very bonny family o bairnsthey belanged to ane Mac-Croskyand she broke outIs not it an oddlike thing that ilka waf carle1in the country has a son and heir, and that the house of Ellangowan is without male succession?
Here I Came to my old Landlady Mason where I Lay the yeare before to Drink the spaw, and from thence I went to Harragate over Knarsbrough fforest to Leeds 12 mile, and I went by Harwood Castle – the ruined walls some remaines.
I went a mile to see the spaw waters and to see a salt spring in the Rock in the middle of ye river.
Within a quarter of a mile is the sweete spaw or Chalibiet, a Spring which rises off Iron and steele like Astrup or Tunbridge and Like the German Spaw.
The taste of the spring in this town seems to be from a mixt soyle and bears a Likeness to ye Sulpher spaw Epsome and ye Iron springs too wch are at Tunbridge; what its operation is I Cannot tell only tasteing halfe a Glass of it wch I did not Like.
One thing I observ'd of the Stinking spaw tho 'its taste and opperation was like the Somersetshire bathes, yet this was not warme in the Least as those Bathes are.
I have lived at Sheep's Neck since I was a boy, and so did my father before me; but we have altered the name lately to Glauber-spaw, and call the Old Ram'salley
And ae day at the spaw-well below the craig at Gilsland she was seeing a very bonny family o 'bairns -- they belanged to ane Mac-Crosky -- and she broke out -- "Is not it an odd like thing that ilka waf carle in the country has a son and heir, and that the house of Ellangowan is without male succession?"
I omitted Some Medicins that I shall want therefore now inclose a small invoice for them desiring they may Come with the rest I am grown so In love with the German spaw [water] that instead of 3 doze bottles of it I desire you to let me have Six doze Capt Wills