Sward pork, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.]

(Sward), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swarded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swarding.] To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward. Mortimer.

(Sward"-cut`ter) n. (a) A plow for turning up grass land. (b) A lawn mower.

(Sward"ed), a. Covered with sward. Mrs. Browning.

(Sward"y) a. Covered with sward or grass.

(Sware) imp. of Swear. [Obs. or Poetic]

Cophetua sware a royal oath.

(Swarf) v. i. [Cf. Swerve.] To grow languid; to faint. [Scot.] "To swarf for very hunger." Sir W. Scott.

(Swarf), n. [Cf. Swerve.] The grit worn away from grindstones in grinding cutlery wet. [Prov. Eng.]

(Swarm) v. i. [Cf. Swerve.] To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin. [Colloq.]

At the top was placed a piece of money, as a prize for those who could swarm up and seize it.
W. Coxe.

(Swarm), n. [OE. swarm, AS. swearm; akin to D. zwerm, G. schwarm, OHG. swaram, Icel. svarmr a tumult, Sw. svärm a swarm, Dan. sværm, and G. schwirren to whiz, to buzz, Skr. svar to sound, and perhaps to E. swear. &radic177. Cf. Swerve, Swirl.]

1. To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently. C. Richardson

All suddenly she swapt adown to ground.

2. To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.

(Swap), n. [Cf. G. schwapp, n., a slap, swap, schwapp, schwapps, interj., slap! smack! and E. swap, v.t.]

1. A blow; a stroke. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

2. An exchange; a barter. [Colloq.] Sir W. Scott.

(Swap), adv. [See Swap, n.] Hastily. [Prov. Eng.]

(Swape) n. See Sweep, n., 12.

(Sward) n. [AS. sweard skin, covering; akin to OFries. swarge, D. zwoord, G. schwarte, Icel. svörr skin, sward of the earth.]

1. Skin; covering. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass; turf.

The sward was trim as any garden lawn.

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