Alleys are the most valuable and are always reserved to be used as “taws” (the marble actually used by the player).
From that moment he ruled them by his eye, the taws vanished.
The game is concluded when all the marbles are shot out of the ring, or all the taws are killed.
He went back to "taws," and "lagged for goes," with the others.
If his mother had laid on the taws better, he would nae hae been sae skeigh.
They will use the taws on baby hands, that cannot make a ‘k’ or a ‘z’ at first sight.
One whipped daily and hourly with a hickory club with leather thongs attached at one end; this he called the "taws."
"You deserve the taws about your back, sirrah, to forget my sacred office so far as to speak so," said the minister.
And you may helpe them much by enlarging their rootes with the taws of the tree, whence you take them.
"to prepare" (leather), from Old English tawian "to do, make," from Proto-Germanic *tawojan (cf. Old Frisian tawa, Old Saxon toian, Middle Dutch tauwen, Dutch touwen, Old High German zouwen "to prepare," Old High German zawen "to succeed," Gothic taujan "to make, prepare"), probably related to the root of Old English tol "tool" (see tool).