, a native sergeant major in the East Indian army.

(Hav"ing) n. Possession; goods; estate.

I 'll lend you something; my having is not much.

(Hav"ior) n. [OE. havour, a corruption of OF. aveir, avoir, a having, of same origin as E. aver a work horse. The h is due to confusion with E. have.] Behavior; demeanor. [Obs.] Shak.

(Hav"oc) n. [W. hafog devastation, havoc; or, if this be itself fr. E. havoc, cf. OE. havot, or AS. hafoc hawk, which is a cruel or rapacious bird, or F. hai, voux! a cry to hounds.] Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste.

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church.
Acts viii. 3.

Ye gods, what havoc does ambition make
Among your works!

(Hav"oc), v. t. To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.

To waste and havoc yonder world.

(Hav"oc), interj. [See Havoc, n.] A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter. Toone.

Do not cry havoc, where you should but hunt
With modest warrant.

Cry 'havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war!

(Haw) n. [OE. hawe, AS. haga; akin to D. haag headge, G. hag, hecke, Icel. hagi pasture, Sw. hage, Dan. have garden. &radic12. Cf. Haggard, Ha-ha, Haugh, Hedge.]

1. A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard.

And eke there was a polecat in his haw.

2. The fruit of the hawthorn. Bacon.

(Haw), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Anat.) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

(Haw), n. [Cf. ha an interjection of wonder, surprise, or hesitation.] An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made. "Hums or haws." Congreve.

(Haw), v. i. To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation.

Cut it short; don't prose — don't hum and haw.

(Haw), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hawed (h&addd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hawing.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here, hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hurhau, hue, interj. used in turning a horse to the right, G. hott, , interj. used in calling to a horse.] To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; — said of cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee.

To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to go from one thing to another without good reason; to have no settled purpose; to be irresolute or unstable. [Colloq.]

(Haw), v. t. To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.

Havildar major

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