Little swimmer(Zoöl.), a phalarope.

(Swim"mer*et) n. (Zoöl.) One of a series of flat, fringed, and usually bilobed, appendages, of which several pairs occur on the abdominal somites of many crustaceans. They are used as fins in swimming.

(Swim"ming) a.

1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion.

2. Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes.

Swimming bell(Zoöl.), a nectocalyx. See Illust. under Siphonophora.Swimming crab(Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of marine crabs, as those of the family Protunidæ, which have some of the joints of one or more pairs of legs flattened so as to serve as fins.

(Swim"ming), n. The act of one who swims.

(Swim"ming), a. [From Swim to be dizzy.] Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.

(Swim"ming), n. Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head. Dryden.

(Swim"ming*ly), adv. In an easy, gliding manner, as if swimming; smoothly; successfully; prosperously.

(Swim"ming*ness), n. Act or state of swimming; suffusion. "A swimmingness in the eye." Congreve.

(Swinck) v. & n. See Swink. [Obs.]

(Swin"dle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swindled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swindling ] [See Swindler.] To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property.

Lammote . . . has swindled one of them out of three hundred livres.

(Swin"dle), n. The act or process of swindling; a cheat.

(Swin"dler) n. [G. schwindler, fr. schwindlen to be dizzy, to act thoughtlessly, to cheat, fr. schwindel dizziness, fr. schwinden to vanish, to disappear, to dwindle. See Swim to be dizzy.] One who swindles, or defrauds grossly; one who makes a practice of defrauding others by imposition or deliberate artifice; a cheat.

Swimbel to Switch

(Swim"bel) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A moaning or sighing sound or noise; a sough. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Swim"mer) n.

1. One who swims.

2. (Far.) A protuberance on the leg of a horse.

3. (Zoöl.) A swimming bird; one of the natatores.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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