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mee-maw

To exaggerate the movements of one's face, mouth, and lips while speaking so as to be understood from a distance or in the midst of a loud noise. Primarily heard in UK. I was trying to mee-maw at Jim from across the room to turn down the music, but he didn't get what I was trying to say. We've all started mee-mawing during work because the noise from the machinery makes it too loud to speak normally.

maw

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tv. & in. to kiss and pet; to smooch. (Probably from maul.) Come on, don’t maw me. You’ve been watching too many movies—or two few. Let’s go out somewhere and maw.
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"There was a remark, 'Your maw's disabled, you c**t.
Maws gave in, opening a second restaurant, a gastro pub called the Kirkland Tap & Trotter, in September.
The Maw & Co factory closed down in 1970 and the remaining buildings have been turned into workshops, business units and flats, but much of their archive and designs moved down to the Jackfield factory of Craven Dunnill, which is now owned by Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
The Maws Craft Centre is home to 30 small businesses.
MAWS were originally deployed in the 1980s to protect low-flying, relatively slow aircraft such as helicopters and special-operations transports from attack by heat-seeking manportable air defense systems (MANPADS) such as the SA-7 Grail and FIM-92 Stinger.
Maureen, who founded the charity 20 years ago, needs pounds 3,500 a month to keep MAWS going.
According to military sources close to the program, the Army has "accepted as a challenge" the desire to maintain the Air Force and Navy schedules for MAWS procurement and fielding.
Mrs Lawless, who looks after some of the pets taken in by Maws at the Happy Cats Hotel in Coity, near Bridgend, said: 'We have got some real little sweethearts that need homes.
The contractors pointed out that the many variables in the MAWS equation -- including active versus passive technology, internal versus external configurations and integration requirements across a variety of platforms, among others -- would leave the Air Force with a difficult problem to solve solely by reviewing pieces of paper.
Contact Jan Brady at MAWs on 01656 721496 and Dogs Trust on 01656 725219.
Fortunately, the lessons learned over Bosnia have translated into results, and today many, if not most, of the transports involved in the Bosnian airlift carry some sort of missile approach warning system (MAWS) to supplement their IR flares.
Maureen Edwards, of charity Maesteg Animal Welfare Service (Maws), said she is receiving more reports of mauled or missing cats every day.
Any reader looking for the raison d'etre behind the development of missile approach warning systems (MAWS) need look no further than the simple fact that the majority of aircraft lost by the coalition forces in the Gulf War fell to undetected surface-to-air infrared (IR) guided missiles.
Maureen Edwards, of charity Maesteg Animal Welfare (Maws), said she has received more than 20 reports of cats being killed throughout the town.