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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Paw


PAW, noun [Latin pes, pedis; Eng. foot.]

1. The foot of beasts of prey having claws, as the lion, the tiger, the dog, cat, etc. Leviticus 11:27.

2. The hand; in contempt.

PAW, verb intransitive To draw the fore foot along the ground; to scrape with the fore foot; as a fiery horse, pawing with his hoof.

He paweth in the valley. Job 39:21.

PAW, verb transitive To scrape with the fore foot.

His hot courser paw'd th' Hungarian plain.

1. To handle roughly; to scratch.

2. To fawn; to flatter.