Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The end of a pipe, a faucet, or the like, curved in some resemblance to the neck of a swan when swimming. See gooseneck.
  • n. See swan-flower.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan

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Examples

  • When it came my time, I stepped past the Kidona swanneck that secured the footrope of the bridge and out onto it.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • A swanneck driven into the earth secured the end of the fine yellow footrope closest to me.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • The next pass of Dewara's swanneck would finish me.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • He chased me on horseback and notched my ear with his swanneck as I fled.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • Dewara stood up, pulling his swanneck from its sheath.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • I saw him draw his swanneck and slapped the mare frantically, but she had no more speed to give.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • He walked a few steps away from me, straightened his robes and sheathed his swanneck.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • Then I charged him, hoping feebly that I could get inside the sweep of his swanneck and do some damage before he killed me.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • He roared, more in anger than in pain, and a swipe of his swanneck chopped what remained of my stick into two useless pieces.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • At his hip hung a short curved blade, the deadly bronze swanneck of his people, as much tool as weapon.

    Shaman's Crossing

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