A great hawthorn bush grows on the bank; in spring, white with May; in autumn, red with haws or peggles.
For their haws they have sometimes been paying him small rents.
The haws of C. cordata, the Washington Thorn, are small, but a brilliant orange.
haws' company are now formed with us, making our 50 nearly complete.
Blackbirds will peck open the hips directly the frost comes; the hips go long before the haws.
Further, if Marten hums and haws about the amount, ascertain what sum will satisfy him.
Persimmons and papaws were ripe, haws and huckleberries were plentiful.
I'm delighted, Charles, if my little hips and haws meet with your approval.
If a' your hums and haws were hams and haggises, the parish needna fear a dearth.
As a child I knew the fruit as haws and was very fond of it.
"hesitate in speech," 1580s, imitative. Related: Hawed; hawing. The noun in this sense is from c.1600. Haw-haw "style of affected enunciation" is from 1841, imitative.