tawse
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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  • tawse — [tôz] n. pl. tawse 〚prob. pl. of obs. taw, thong, tawed leather /span> TAW2〛 [sometimes with pl. v.] a leather thong split into strips at the end, used as a whip: also sp. taws * …   Universalium

  • tawse — [tôz] n. pl. tawse [prob. pl. of obs. taw, thong, tawed leather < TAW2] [sometimes with pl. v.] a leather thong split into strips at the end, used as a whip: also sp. taws …   English World dictionary

  • Tawse — Museum specimens of the tawse For Tawse as a genealogical branch of the Scottish Clan Farquharson, see Sept (social) …   Wikipedia

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  • Tawse — This is an Anglo Scottish surname found in many spellings including Taw, Tawse, Tow, Tuff, and Tough. There are arguably three origins. The first is a nickname from the pre 7th century Olde English word toh and describes either someone who was… …   Surnames reference

  • tawse — also taws noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: probably from plural of obsolete taw tawed leather Date: circa 1585 British a leather strap slit into strips at the end and used especially for disciplining children …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tawse — noun /tɔːz/ A leather strap or thong which is split into (typically about three) tails, used for corporal punishment in schools …   Wiktionary

  • tawse — tɔːz n. whip, leather strap for whipping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tawse — leather straps with thongs, struck across the hands of pupils as punishment …   Scottish slang

  • tawse — [tɔ:z] (also taws) noun Scottish a thong with a slit end, formerly used in schools as a whip. Origin C16: appar. the plural of obs. taw tawed leather , from taw1 …   English new terms dictionary

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