Swine grass(Bot.), knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare); — so called because eaten by swine.Swine oat(Bot.), a kind of oat sometimes grown for swine.Swine's cress(Bot.), a species of cress of the genus Senebiera Swine's head, a dolt; a blockhead. [Obs.] Chaucer. - - Swine thistle (Bot.), the sow thistle.

(Swine"bread`) n. (Bot.) The truffle.

(Swine"case`) n. A hogsty. [Prov. Eng.]

(Swine"cote`) n. A hogsty. [Prov. Eng.]

(Swine"crue`) n. [Swine + Prov. E. crue a coop.] A hogsty. [Prov. Eng.]

(Swine"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) The wolf fish.

(Swine"herd`) n. A keeper of swine.

(Swine"pipe`) n. (Zoöl.) The European redwing. [Prov. Eng.]

(Swine"-pox`) n. (Med.) A variety of the chicken pox, with acuminated vesicles containing a watery fluid; the water pox. Pepys.

(Swin"er*y) n. Same as Piggery. [R.]

(Swine"stone`) n. (Min.) See Stinkstone.

(Swine"sty`) n. A sty, or pen, for swine.

(Swing) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swung ; Archaic imp. Swang ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swinging.] [OE. swingen, AS. swingan to scourge, to fly, to flutter; akin to G. schwingen to winnow, to swingle, oscillate, sich schwingen to leap, to soar, OHG. swingan to throw, to scourge, to soar, Sw. svinga to swing, to whirl, Dan. svinge. Cf. Swagger, Sway, Swinge, Swink.]

1. To move to and fro, as a body suspended in the air; to wave; to vibrate; to oscillate.

I tried if a pendulum would swing faster, or continue swinging longer, in case of exsuction of the air.

2. To sway or move from one side or direction to another; as, the door swung open.

Syn. — Sharper; rogue. — Swindler, Sharper. These words agree in describing persons who take unfair advantages. A swindler is one who obtains money or goods under false pretenses. A sharper is one who cheats by sharp practice, as in playing at cards or staking what he can not pay.

Fraud and injustice soon follow, and the dignity of the British merchant is sunk in the scandalous appellation of a swindler.
V. Knox.

Perhaps you 'll think I act the same
As a sly sharper plays his game.

(Swin"dler*y) n. Swindling; rougery. [R.] "Swindlery and blackguardism." Carlyle.

(Swine) n.sing. & pl. [OE. swin, AS. swin; akin to OFries. & OS. swin, D. zwijn, G. schwein, OHG. swin, Icel. svin, Sw. svin, Dan. sviin, Goth. swein; originally a diminutive corresponding to E. sow. See Sow, n.] (Zoöl.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog. "A great herd of swine." Mark v. 11.

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