daws told the Post that he has no recollection of ever having spoken to Goodall—a conversation one imagines he would remember.
He had a warm heart, although he did not wear it on his sleeve for daws to peck at.
We do not “wear our hearts” on our sleeve “for daws to peck at!”
This may be seen in daws, choughs, pipits, and many other species.
How they would chatter over it like a pair of daws in the same nest.
Another very unlikely spot is made use of by daws as a place to breed in, and that is Stonehenge.
"But not for daws to peck at—that is the heart," laughed Mr. Ayrton.
The Ebor daws are but the first of a succession of colonies extending along the side of the Cheddar valley.
"Keep clear of the daws, my son, and it does no harm," responded the Major.
Every fellow that was any good was out of it, and daws got the scholarship.
early 15c., from Proto-Germanic *dakhwo (cf. Old High German taha, German Dohle), perhaps imitative of bird's cry. Medieval Latin tacula, Italian taccola are said to be Germanic loan words.