Swingling tow, the coarse part of flax, separated from the finer by swingling and hatcheling.

(Swing"tree`) n. The bar of a carriage to which the traces are fastened; the whiffletree.

(Swin"ish) a. Of or pertaining to swine; befitting swine; like swine; hoggish; gross; beasty; as, a swinish drunkard or sot. "Swinish gluttony." Milton.Swin"ish*ly, adv.Swin"ish*ness, n.

(Swink) v. i. [imp. Swank Swonk ; p. p. Swonken ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swinking.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See Swing.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic]

Or swink with his hands and labor.

For which men swink and sweat incessantly.

The swinking crowd at every stroke pant "Ho."
Sir Samuel Freguson.

(Swink), v. t.

1. To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor. [Obs.]

And the swinked hedger at his supper sat.

2. To acquire by labor. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.

To devour all that others swink.

(Swink), n. [As. swinc, geswinc.] Labor; toil; drudgery. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.

(Swink"er) n. A laborer. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Swin"ney) n. (Far.) See Sweeny.

(Swipe) n. [Cf. Sweep, Swiple.]

1. A swape or sweep. See Sweep.

2. A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.

Swipes [in cricket] over the blower's head, and over either of the long fields.
R. A. Proctor.

3. pl. Poor, weak beer; small beer. [Slang, Eng.] [Written also swypes.] Craig.

(Swipe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swiped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swiping.]

1. To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball.

Loose balls may be swiped almost ad libitum.
R. A. Proctor.

2. To pluck; to snatch; to steal. [Slang, U.S.]

(Swin"gle*bar`) n. A swingletree. De Quincey.

(Swin"gle*tail`) n. (Zoöl.) The thrasher, or fox shark. See Thrasher.

(Swin"gle*tree`) n. [So named in allusion to its swinging. See Swingle, v. i., and cf. Swingtree.] A whiffletree, or whippletree. See Singletree.

(Swin"gling) a. & n. from Swingle, v. t.

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