Swedish turnip. (Bot.) See under Turnip.

(Swed"ish), n. The language of Swedes.

(Swee"ny) n. (Far.) An atrophy of the muscles of the shoulder in horses; also, atrophy of any muscle in horses. [Written also swinney.]

(Sweep) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swept ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sweeping.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. swapan. See Swoop, v. i.]

1. To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively.

I will sweep it with the besom of destruction.
Isa. xiv. 23.

2. To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.

The hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies.
Isa. xxviii. 17.

I have already swept the stakes.

3. To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.

Their long descending train,
With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain.

4. To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.

And like a peacock sweep along his tail.

5. To strike with a long stroke.

Wake into voice each silent string,
And sweep the sounding lyre.

6. (Naut.) To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.

7. To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.

To sweep, or sweep up, a mold(Founding), to form the sand into a mold by a templet, instead of compressing it around the pattern.

(Sweep) v. i.

1. To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.

2. To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing- room.

3. To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.

Swedenborgianism to Sweinmote

(Swe`den*bor"gi*an*ism) n. The doctrines of the Swedenborgians.

(Swed"ish) a. [Cf. G. schwedisch, Sw. svensk.] Of or pertaining to Sweden or its inhabitants.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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