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noun as in leather

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And you may helpe them much by enlarging their rootes with the taws of the tree, whence you take them.

You went away a fresh-faced lad, scarce weaned from your alley-taws and the chalky ring!

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.

The game is concluded when all the marbles are shot out of the ring, or all the taws are killed.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to taws, such as: skin, cat-o'-nine-tails, goatskin, parchment, sheepskin, and strap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.