- a narrow, trenchlike depression, especially a furrow in the earth or a worn or thin area in cloth.
Origin of gaw
First recorded in 1785–95; origin uncertain
- guaranteed annual wage.
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Examples from the Web for gaw
To temen on bere is parallel to the old phrase to bringen on bere; cf. Gaw.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)
His brothers were sir Gaw'ain, sir Agravain, and sir Gaheris.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
They had been to Gyangtse, and had received orders from Gaw to watch all my movements carefully.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
And then with 'Gee' and 'Gaw,' the marquis spouted out reminiscences of scene, the best ever witnessed!The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
Gaw Daloi had given orders that he should be informed daily which way we were travelling.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)