“Black Skinhead” contains a galloping beat layered with heavy breathing, tribal drums, caw!
The birds were there, repairing their old nests in the elms with a good deal of caw, caw.
At that instant the bird freed his head, and with a triumphant “caw!”
Do you think, sir, she cannot caw as well as the rest of us?
Yes, Gab flapped in at the shop this afternoon to caw over it.
And whenever she entered the room where he was he would say, "caw—caw!"
“caw, caw,” said a big raven that hopped on the stone in front of her.
Then he commenced to caw like some crow that was crazy with the heat.
We had reached the caw River, where there were Indians to ferry us across.
I declaiah, they ah so much alike that I cawn't tell one from the othah.
"make a sound like a crow, raven, etc.," 1580s, imitative. Related: Cawed; cawing.
1660s, from caw (v.).