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  • n  a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
  • n  the nictitating membrane of a horse
  • v  utter `haw'
    he hemmed and hawed

  • Declaring that BBC announcers were "too haw haw" in their diction, he is responsible for the nickname "Lord Haw-Haw" given to Nazi Propagandist William Joyce.
  • Over Manhattan's station WNEW, boosting a current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art:Hee hee hee, haw haw haw, ho ho ho ho ho.
  • So every time I miss a shot you're going to hear a haw, haw, haw.
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  • Milo Ventimiglia in FOXNews
    I'm a tough critic,Ventimiglia said. "The first season, I remember the producers would come up to me ...... after we'd all watch an episode, and they'd say, sort of, `What do you think?' And I'd either hem or haw or say it was good or not....
  • Ed Harris in Chicago Tribune
    It makes you trust yourself. It makes you be much more decisive than I am normally in life, because you can't afford to hem and haw,Harris said. "You've got to make decisions, and also, it's great in terms of your relationships with people...
  • Mark Wallinger in Scotsman
    Wallinger said: "Brian Haw is a most remarkable man who has waged a tireless campaign against the folly and hubris of our government's foreign policy. Bring home the troops, give us back our rights, trust the people."

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