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.
- n. any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan
“When it came my time, I stepped past the Kidona swanneck that secured the footrope of the bridge and out onto it.”
“A swanneck driven into the earth secured the end of the fine yellow footrope closest to me.”
“The next pass of Dewara's swanneck would finish me.”
“He chased me on horseback and notched my ear with his swanneck as I fled.”
“Dewara stood up, pulling his swanneck from its sheath.”
“I saw him draw his swanneck and slapped the mare frantically, but she had no more speed to give.”
“He walked a few steps away from me, straightened his robes and sheathed his swanneck.”
“Then I charged him, hoping feebly that I could get inside the sweep of his swanneck and do some damage before he killed me.”
“He roared, more in anger than in pain, and a swipe of his swanneck chopped what remained of my stick into two useless pieces.”
“At his hip hung a short curved blade, the deadly bronze swanneck of his people, as much tool as weapon.”
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