maw (n.) Old form(s): mawe, Mawes
belly, stomach; throat, gullet
CE I.ii.66[Dromio of Ephesus to Antipholus of Syracuse] Methinks your maw, like mine, should be your clock
E3 III.i.89[Mariner to King John, of the French fleet] as when the empty eagle flies / To satisfy his hungry griping maw
H5 II.i.46[Pistol to Nym] The 'solus' ... in thy maw, perdy!
KJ V.vii.37[King John to all, of his burning stomach] none of you will bid the winter come / To thrust his icy fingers in my maw
Mac III.iv.72[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] our monuments / Shall be the maws of kites
Mac IV.i.23[Third Witch to Witches] maw and gulf / Of the ravined salt sea shark
MM III.ii.20[disguised Duke to Pompey] think / What 'tis to cram a maw
RJ V.iii.45[Romeo as if to Juliet's tomb] Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death
Tim III.iv.53[Flavius to Servants, of their masters] they could ... take down th'interest into their glutt'nous maws
Ven.602[] poor birds, deceived with painted grapes, / Do surfeit by the eye and pine the maw
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