Chawed
Chaw Chaw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chawing}.] [See {Chew}.] 1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit. [1913 Webster]

The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped, Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as vulgar. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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