Origin of maw1
Origin of maw2
Examples from the Web for maw
Privately, they admit they have to provide the data that feed that maw.How to Reinvent College Rankings: Show the Data Students Need Most|Steve Cohen|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The other is that people actually lose skills (even very basic skills) and many of them fall into the maw of depression.The Federal Government Should Hire the Long-Term Unemployed|Megan McArdle|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of the engine.
Having been caught red-handed with a smoking bong firmly pasted to his maw, the long knives are out for the Olympic hero.
Owing to the peculiar shape of its maw a shark can not bite until it turns over.Under the Ocean to the South Pole|Roy Rockwood
My maw says Mr. Stagg always was that waythat he hates to let go of anything he once gets in his hands.Carolyn of the Corners|Ruth Belmore Endicott
The seeds, which are known as maw seeds, are collected at maturity and placed in wooden boxes.
If anything fall out amiss which cannot be smothered, the diurnal hath a help at maw.
His eyes gleamed like two lamps and he was spitting fire and flame from his maw.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
Word Origin for maw
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.