Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of swink.

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Examples

  • Then quoth I to myself, ‘Now is my opportunity,’ and taking a knife I had with me, that would cut bones before flesh,432 went down to them and found them motionless, not a muscle of them moving for their hard swinking and swiving.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Cease, prayce, storywalkering around with gestare romano-verum he swinking about is they think and plan unrawil what.

    Finnegans Wake

  • These new automatic telephones, which are said to make the business of getting a number so easy, will mean (we suppose) that we will be called up fifty times a day -- instead of (as now) a mere twenty or thirty, while we are swooning and swinking over a sonnet.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • And on this board were frightful swords and knives that are made in a great cavern by swinking demons out of white flames that they fix then in the horns of buffalos and stags that there abound marvellously.

    Ulysses

  • "You and your class will not spend a merry hour when these words are turned into deeds and Peter the Plowman grows weary of swinking in the fields and takes up his bow and his staff in order to set this land in order."

    Sir Nigel

  • Anyhow there were the peasants, men and women, boys and young maidens, toiling and swinking; some hoeing between the vine-rows, some bearing baskets of dung up the steep slopes, some in one way, some in another, labouring for the fruit they should never eat, and the wine they should never drink.

    A Dream of John Ball and a King's Lesson

  • And he was an ensample to young men which should be fain, by hard swinking, to stuff their pates with as much high learning and occult lore as he had under his own bonnet.

    The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche 1909

  • Through sleepless nights, Lady Ogram brooded over the contrast between her own exaltation and the hopeless level of the swinking multitude.

    Our Friend the Charlatan

  • Shake the ground, while swinking Vulcan strikes the sparkles fierce and red

    Horace

  • Then quoth I to myself, 'Now is my opportunity,' and taking a knife I had with me, that would cut bones before flesh, [FN#432] went down to them and found them motionless, not a muscle of them moving for their hard swinking and swiving.

    Arabian nights. English

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