noun, plural taws. Chiefly Scot.
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verb (used without object)
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verb (used with object)
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Related formstaw·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for taws
The game is concluded when all the marbles are shot out of the ring, or all the taws are killed.
They will use the taws on baby hands, that cannot make a ‘k’ or a ‘z’ at first sight.Christine|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Alleys are the most valuable and are always reserved to be used as “taws” (the marble actually used by the player).The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme
One whipped daily and hourly with a hickory club with leather thongs attached at one end; this he called the "taws."Child Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
If his mother had laid on the taws better, he would nae hae been sae skeigh.The Entail|John Galt