Glover's suture, Harmonic suture, etc. See under Glover, Harmonic, etc.

(Su"tured) a. Having a suture or sutures; knit or united together. Pennant.

(Su*war"row) n. (Bot.) The giant cactus (Cereus giganteus); — so named by the Indians of Arizona. Called also saguaro.

(Su"ze*rain) n. [F., formed fr. sus above, L. susum, sursum (fr. sub under + versum, p. p. of vertere to turn), after the analogy of souverain, E. sovereign. See Sub-, and Verse.] A superior lord, to whom fealty is due; a feudal lord; a lord paramount.

(Su"ze*rain*ty) n. [F. suzeraineté.] The dominion or authority of a suzerain; paramount authority.

(Swa) adv. [See So.] So. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Swab) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swabbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swabbing.] [See Swabber, n.] To clean with a mop or swab; to wipe when very wet, as after washing; as, to swab the desk of a ship. [Spelt also swob.]

(Swab), n. [Written also swob.]

1. A kind of mop for cleaning floors, the desks of vessels, etc., esp. one made of rope-yarns or threads.

2. A bit of sponge, cloth, or the like, fastened to a handle, for cleansing the mouth of a sick person, applying medicaments to deep-seated parts, etc.

3. (Naut.) An epaulet. [Sailor's Slang] Marryat.

4. A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease. [Obs.] Bailey.

5. A sponge, or other suitable substance, attached to a long rod or handle, for cleaning the bore of a firearm.

(Swab"ber) v. t. To swab. [R.]

(Swab"ber), n. [D. zwabber; cf.D. zwabberen to swab, G. schwabbern, Dan. svabre, Sw. svab a swab, svabla to swab.]

1. One who swabs a floor or desk. Shak.

2. (Naut.) Formerly, an interior officer on board of British ships of war, whose business it was to see that the ship was kept clean.

3. Same as Swobber, 2.

(Swad) n. [Probably fr. AS. sweian to bind.] [Written also swod.]

1. A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease. [Prov. Eng.]

Swad, in the north, is a peascod shell — thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow.

2. A clown; a country bumpkin. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Country swains, and silly swads." Greene.

There was one busy fellow was their leader,
A blunt, squat swad, but lower than yourself.
B. Jonson.

5. (Zoöl.) (a) The line at which the elytra of a beetle meet and are sometimes confluent. (b) A seam, or impressed line, as between the segments of a crustacean, or between the whorls of a univalve shell.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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