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Shaw vs Shawl - What's the difference?

shaw | shawl |

As nouns the difference between shaw and shawl

is that shaw is a thicket; a small wood or grove while shawl is a square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.

As a proper noun Shaw

is an English topographic surname for someone who lived by a small wood or copse.

As a verb shawl is

to wrap in a shawl.

shaw

English

Alternative forms

* shawe

Noun

(en noun)
  • (label) A thicket; a small wood or grove.
  • *:
  • *:Thenne said sire kay I requyre you lete vs preue this aduenture / I shal not fayle you said sir Gaherys / and soo they rode that tyme tyl a lake / that was that tyme called the peryllous lake / And there they abode vnder the shawe of the wood
  • *1936 , (Alfred Edward Housman), More Poems , V, lines 1-2
  • The snows are fled away, leaves on the shaws , / And grasses in the mead renew their birth,
  • (label) The leaves and tops of vegetables, especially potatoes and turnips.
  • *1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon, 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p.35:
  • *:Up here the hills were brave with the beauty and the heat of it, but the hayfield was still all a crackling dryness and in the potato park beyond the biggings the shaws drooped red and rusty already.
  • Anagrams

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    shawl

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia shawl) (en noun)
  • A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls , and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps,

    Derived terms

    * beshawled

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To wrap in a shawl.
  • (Thackeray)