To Caw. v.n. [taken from the sound.] To cry as the rook, raven, or crow.
Russet-pated choughs, many in sort,
Rising and cawing at the gun's report. Shakesp.
There is a walk of aged elms, so very high, that the rooks and crows upon the tops seem to be cawing in another region. Addison. Spectator, № 110.
The rook, who high amid the boughs
In early spring, his airy city builds,
And ceaseless caws. Thomson's Spring.