Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seal.
“There is an old story about a foreigner who once asked, "How do you spell 'swile'?”
“One and all affirmed that "swile" meat was a delicacy such as their souls loved -- and repeated questions could elucidate no further.”
“Which in a way is a good thing, for a country about ready to swile in the tolit bowl of the times in the middle east.”
“Anyways I scared the swile real bad, an 'meself worse.”
“One time I shot me brother's gun at a swile, and it liked ter have knocked me jaw awry.”
“I suppose, that I should strike a low shelf running off level with t 'water, and by kicking like a swile, I was able to climb up and on to the ballicaters.”
“He'll be gettin 'you out of your fix easy as a swile  slips off a rock.”
“But there's nothing will master a man's caution like the lust of slaughter: give a Newfoundlander a club, and show un a swile-pack, and he'll venture far from safety.”
“Ay," says Peter, "but I wants t 'bludgeon another swile afore I dies.”
“Ah, well," says Peter, "I'll show the lads I'm able t 'haul a swile ashore.”
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