noun plural but singular or plural in construction see tawse

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taws — /tawz, tahz/, n., pl. taws. Chiefly Scot. 1. a whip or leather thong used to drive a spinning top. 2. a leather whip having its tip divided into smaller strips, used to punish schoolchildren. [1505 15; pl. of obs. taw < ON taug rope; c. OE teag… …   Universalium

  • TAWS — Un TAWS (de l anglais Terrain Awareness and Warning System) est un système ayant pour but d empêcher un vol contrôlé dans le terrain (CFIT). Portail de l’aéronautique Catégorie : Technologie aéronautique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • taws — [[t]tɔz, tɑz[/t]] n. pl. taws. Chiefly Scot. scot. a leather whip having its tip divided into smaller strips, used to punish schoolchildren • Etymology: 1505–15; pl. of obs. taw < ON taug rope, c. OE tēag tie …   From formal English to slang

  • taws — noun Alternative spelling of tawse …   Wiktionary

  • TAWS — World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies (translation) (Medical » Veterinary) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • taws — North Country (Newcastle) Words a leather strap used by schoolmasters for chastising children …   English dialects glossary

  • taws — tɔː n. large shooting marble used in many children s games …   English contemporary dictionary

  • taws — n. (also tawse) Sc. hist. a thong with a slit end formerly used in schools for punishing children. Etymology: app. pl. of obs. taw tawed leather, f. TAW(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • taws(e) —   n. thong for punishment …   Dictionary of difficult words

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