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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Faw faw a gipsy.
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the surname Faa.


In literature:

FAWES, Guy, a man who attempted to make an impression in Parliament without introducing home rule or suffrage bills.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
The jaintlemanly agents will now pawss around the ring with tickets faw the concert.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
Was it the embodied second self of Jethro Fawe, doing the evil that Jethro Fawe, the visible corporeal man, wished to do?
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
They have no horns, no tails, none of the fee-faw-fum of Tasso and Klopstock.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
He had a colod boy faw evy hoss dem days and a white man faw evy hoss, too.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
W'at we want to be insurrectionin' faw?
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
I glate t'anks faw you.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
Nevah until this moment have I felt true fawgiveness in my breast faw the crime of Appomattox!
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
What want titch English faw?
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
James' subjects are commanded to aid in apprehending them, and in assisting Faw and his adherents to return home.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
On'y faw-ty-fi' dollah fo' thad magniffyzan sidebode!
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Gweng to paw out the tea, only to wait faw the hot water!
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
I've been prayin' faw you by name faw years!
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
I reckon now de bes' way is faw me to go ad once while yo' pick de figs.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
In that case he may find something faw yaw to daw, bettaw than niggaw-dwiving.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
FAW'CETT, Henry, an English politician and economist, born at Salisbury in 1833, died 6th Nov., 1884.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Pawdon me, madam, faw seeming woodness.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
Whut you want to give 'em away faw?
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
Faw better th'n this wretched 'ole!
"The Further Adventures of O'Neill in Holland" by J. Irwin Brown
What is it to look back to the time of James V., in 1540, when John Faw was lord-paramount over the Gipsies in Scotland?
"A History of the Gipsies" by Walter Simson

In poetry:

"I'll mak a hap to my Johnie Faw,
I'll mak a hap to my dearie;
And he's get a' the coat gaes round,
And my lord shall nae mair come near me."
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
"I'll go to bed to my Johnie Faw,
I'll go to bed to my dearie;
For I vow and I swear by the fan in my hand,
My lord shall nae mair come near me.
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
"O come with me," says Johnie Faw,
"O come with me, my dearie;
For I vow and I swear by the hilt of my sword,
That your lord shall nae mair come near ye."
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
"Come to your bed," says Johnie Faw,
"Oh, come to your bed, my dearie:
For I vow and swear by the hilt of my sword,
Your lord shall nae mair come near ye."
"Johnie Faa" by Andrew Lang
Fee, faw, fum! bubble and squeak!
Blessedest Thursday's the fat of the week.
Rumble and tumble, sleek and rough,
Stinking and savoury, simug and gruff,
Take the church-road, for the bell's due chime
Gives us the summons—-'tis sermon-time!
"Holy-Cross Day" by Robert Browning

In news:

Fawful is back, and he's taken Bowser 's castle.
BOB FAW, correspondent: Carlos Eire is at a pinnacle of the academic world.
Is China FAW Group a great company, or what.
Award-winning journalist Bob Faw joined NBC News as a National Correspondent based in Washington, DC, in September 1994.
Prior to joining NBC, Faw was with CBS News for 17 years.
Admiral Michael G "Mike" Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking April 21 to troops at Camp Victory, Iraq's Al Faw Palace was depicted in this painting by English artist Xavier Pick.
BOB FAW, correspondent: The book itself seems slight, but as author Mitch Albom tells those who turn out to buy the best-seller, its message is about the power of faith.
BOB FAW, correspondent: We are very good at measuring what we make in this country and the services we provide.
From old westerns to Laurel and Hardy's We Faw Down and all the way to Rounders, poker has occupied a special place in American cinema.
Download a desktop image of the Cyber-hobby 1/72 scale Sea Vixen FAW.1 built by Phil Pignataro for FSM 's May 2012 issue.
C Faw of Wilkesboro, N.C.