Pawk to Peaceable
(Pawk) n. (Zoöl.) A small lobster. Travis.
(Paw"ky) a. [Cf. AS. pæcean to deceive.] Arch; cunning; sly. [Scot.] Jamieson.
Pawl bitt (Naut.), a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls. Pawl
rim or ring (Naut.), a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for
the pawls to catch in.
(Pawl) n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. Pole a stake.] (Mach.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt,
on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet
wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a
catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel. [Written also paul, or pall.]
To pawl the capstan. See under Capstan.
(Pawl), v. t. To stop with a pawl; to drop the pawls off.
(Pawn) n. See Pan, the masticatory.
(Pawn), n. [OE. paune, poun, OF. peon, poon, F. pion, LL. pedo a foot soldier, fr. L. pes,
pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pioneer, Peon.] (Chess) A man or piece of the lowest rank.
(Pawn), n. [OF. pan pledge, assurance, skirt, piece, F. pan skirt, lappet, piece, from L. pannus.
1. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a
pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
As for mortgaging or pawning, . . . men will not take pawns without use [i. e., interest].Bacon.
2. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise. [R.]
Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.Shak.
As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness.Donne.
3. A stake hazarded in a wager. [Poetic]
My life I never held but as a pawnShak. In pawn, At pawn, in the state of being pledged. "Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn." Shak. Pawn
ticket, a receipt given by the pawnbroker for an article pledged.
To wage against thy enemies.
(Pawn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pawning.]
1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to
pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
And pawned the last remaining piece of plate.Dryden.
2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
Pawning his honor to obtain his lust.Shak.
(Pawna*ble) a. Capable of being pawned.
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