Synonyms for maw

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His eyes gleamed like two lamps and he was spitting fire and flame from his maw.

Let them boil gently till the liquor is reduced to three pints, and strain it off; when only milk warm, pour it on the maw.

He had come deliberately to thrust his head into the lion's maw that he might save her brother.

"That'll do, Maw," she said, dismissing her parent with a nod.

Maw allowed you woz talkin' a furrin' tongue all along, but I—sakes alive!

Well, Maw, as the fellow says in the circus, here we are again.

So it is, Maw, and if this fellow had only realized it he'd have kept out of trouble.

This year, for the first time, Maw had consented to the aid of a "hired girl."

Don't ye want to see Christianna again, an' maw an' the dogs?

Just what they expect of my babyAin't clear to his maw; my, oh, my!

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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