Plaw vs Plew - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between plaw and plew
is that plaw
is a boiling while plew
is (north america) beaver pelt.
As a verb plaw
is to boil; seethe.
To boil; seethe.
To boil; boil slightly; parboil.
- give meat a plaw
(North America) beaver pelt
* 1967 , John Arkas Hawgood, America's Western Frontiers: The Exploration and Settlement , page 96
* 2001 , Armstrong Sperry, Wagons Westward: The Old Trail to Santa Fe page 7
*:"The days when a good plew fetched six dollars, beaver or kitten, is over," he grumbled. "The beaver trade's rubbed out, Lank.
* 2005 , Ralph Moody, Stanley Galli, Kit Carson And The Wild Frontier , Page 46
- The cured "plew " of the adult beaver weighed about a pound and a half and at best would fetch from four to six dollars a pound at the mountain rendezvous
- The price for a pint was a beaver plew' or an Indian buffalo robe. Coffee and gunpowder were a '''plew''' or a robe a pound, blankets fifteen ' plews apiece,