tawes
Taws Taws, n. [See {Taw} to beat.] A leather lash, or other instrument of punishment, used by a schoolmaster. [Written also {tawes}, {tawis}, and {tawse}.] [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

Never use the taws when a gloom can do the turn. --Ramsay. [1913 Webster]


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