I have often found it, he adds, in the maws of the bonito, between the tropics in the Pacific Ocean.
O, sir, have a good stomach and maws; you shall have a joyful supper.
If charnel-houses and our graves must send Those that we bury back, our monuments Shall be the maws of kites.
We always find a great many shells in their maws, crushed in pieces.
He saw many salmon leaping, and found them in the maws of cod.
Those who formed it have found bloody graves, or a ghastlier burial in the maws of wolves.
You see Teacher makes 'em all come on moonlight nights; the paws and maws, and the gran'paws and gran'maws, too.
They all stood on the porch and watched him as far as they could see; and maws black mood didnt return for a whole week.
Guess Ive got maws fool in a fuss, he said grimly to himself as he braced his body for a struggle.
It got all dampthe letter, foreign postmark, stamp and allby the time he put it into maws hand.
Old English maga "stomach" (of men and animals; in Modern English only of animals unless insultingly), from Proto-Germanic *magon "bag, stomach" (cf. Old Frisian maga, Old Norse magi, Danish mave, Middle Dutch maghe, Dutch maag, Old High German mago, German Magen "stomach"), from PIE *mak- "leather bag" (cf. Welsh megin "bellows," Lithuanian makas, Old Church Slavonic mošina "bag, pouch"). Meaning "throat, gullet" is from 1520s. Metaphoric of voracity from late 14c.