Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A swinging gate; specifically, a gate for drafting sheep: used in Australia.

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Examples

  • As she opened the white swing-gate and looked towards the trees which rose westward, shutting out the pale light of the evening sky, she discerned, without much surprise, the figure of a man standing in the hedge, though she roguishly exclaimed as a matter of form,

    Life's Little Ironies

  • The swing-gate had just been repainted, and on one fine afternoon, before the paint was dry, and while gnats were still dying thereon, the surgeon was standing in his sitting-room abstractedly looking out at the different pedestrians who passed and repassed along that route.

    The Woodlanders

  • Against the plaster wall diagonally crossed by black joists, a meagre pear-tree sometimes leans and the ground-floors have at their door a small swing-gate to keep out the chicks that come pilfering crumbs of bread steeped in cider on the threshold.

    Madame Bovary

  • In another second, ere the sound of his merry chuckle had ceased to re-echo in the distance, he had passed through the swing-gate that gave admittance to the grounds.

    The White Squall A Story of the Sargasso Sea

  • He descended the bank where the old Roman gateway had been, ran out from the enclosure through the modern iron swing-gate, and then took the road to his right, away from the railway.

    The Dancing Druids

  • We had not pursued the circular route by the high road which would have brought us to the lodge, but had turned aside where the swing-gate opened upon a footpath into the meadows.

    Bat Wing

  • In 1900, the Burns swing-gate sample-roasting outfit was patented in the

    All About Coffee

  • The Burns direct-flame gas roaster, with patented swing-gate head for feeding and discharging, was introduced to the trade in 1900.

    All About Coffee

  • At the moment he was passing through a swing-gate which led to a short cut back to the town, but before he could take hold of himself he had slammed it back in his fury, hitting

    Miss Mapp

  • Suzanne JorancĂ© pushed the swing-gate and entered the grounds of the Old

    The Frontier

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