There are 2 definitions of taw in English:

taw1

Syllabification: taw

verb

[with object]
Make (hide) into leather without the use of tannin, especially by soaking it in a solution of alum and salt.
More example sentences
  • These skins are both tanned and tawed, the principal tanning agent being the mimosa bark.

Origin

Old English tawian 'prepare raw material for use or further processing', of Germanic origin; related to tool.

Derivatives

tawer

noun
More example sentences
  • His business centred on animal skins: he trained as a glover and whittawer (‘white tawer’, i.e. a tanner, who treats animal skins with alum or lime), which required an apprenticeship of at least seven years.
  • This is the work of the tawers, using age-old techniques combined with modern technology.
  • Then an organ-builder Josef Egger moved in the house and was followed by a tawer Martin Osimus in 1698.

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Pronunciation: ˈsiːtəʊs
adjective
bearing bristles or setae; bristly

There are 2 definitions of taw in English:

taw2

Syllabification: taw

noun

1A large marble.
More example sentences
  • Both players try to shoot their taws into a one-foot hole.
1.1A game of marbles.
More example sentences
  • In the early 1800s, children at Leavening played football, trap ball, tap and taw, shinnow and cricket.
  • Marbles or taws were usually played along the gutters, much to the annoyance of parents.
1.2A line from which players throw marbles.
More example sentences
  • In some games you shoot from behind a taw.

Origin

early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Word of the day setose
Pronunciation: ˈsiːtəʊs
adjective
bearing bristles or setae; bristly