Chawing
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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  • chawing — verb i.e. nonstandard variant of chewing …   Wiktionary

  • chawing — n. piece of something chewable (as tobacco) v. chew without swallowing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chawing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mastication — n 1. chewing, crunching, craunch ing, munching, champing, mumbling, Fletcherism, Fletcherizing, gnawing, nibbling, biting, Dial. chawing, Both Archaic. manducation, manducating; rumination, remastication. 2. pulverization, pulverizing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rumination — n 1. chewing the cud, remastication; chewing, mastication, Dial. chawing. 2. meditation, meditating, contemplation, contemplating, cogitation, cogitating; cerebration, lucubration, thought, thinking, concentration; musing, pondering, thinking… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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