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 for chaw
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaw \Chaw\, n. [See Chaw, v. t.]
     1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
        [Law]
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     2. [Cf. Jaw.] The jaw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     Chaw bacon, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law)
  
     Chaw tooth, a grinder. (Law)
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,
              Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
                                                    --Surrey.
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     2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind
        working upon; to brood over. --Dryden.
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     Note: A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as
           vulgar.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chaw
      n 1: a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: chew,
           chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad]
      v 1: chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"

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