MEANING: verb intr.: To shoot a marble.
noun: 1. A large marble used as a shooter.
2. A line from which the players shoot marbles.

ETYMOLOGY: Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1709.

MEANING: verb tr.: 1. To prepare raw material for use.
2. To tan animal skin with alum and salt.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English tawian (to make or prepare). Earliest documented use: 893.

ITAW - what I tawt I did to a puddy tat

TEA W - the twenty-first entry on a list of brewed beverages

TAL - Latvian chess player, World Champion in the early 1960s, died 1992