Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of swallow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of deglutition; the reception, as of food, into the stomach through the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus.
  • n. A yawning gulf; a whirlpool: same as swallow, 2.

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Examples

  • It's barely possible that "sword swallowing" is an English euphemism for an activity more typically featured on porn sites than in vegan magazines, but the odds are stacked high as a pastrami sandwich against it.

    Endless Amount of Vegan Drivel

  • Medical study concludes that sword swallowing is dangerous

    Boing Boing

  • Non-target site muscle injection, which can result in swallowing weakness

    Salivary Gland Botulinin Toxin Type A Injection

  • I suggest that you actually read some articles and books by people, especially climatologists, that have different viewpoints than what you have been so gleefully swallowing from the MSM and the agenda-driven Left.

    Sound Politics: Schools, minds, closed yet again

  • Alfred Exner was the first to treat a tumor of the esophagus by forcing a catheter that held the radioactive source through the esophagus so as to achieve improvement in swallowing (Exner, A. "Über die Behandlung," (1904), 4 – 96).

    Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century Vienna

  • They feel slightly less swollen, today, but still, I am only eating squishy things like soup and chili, because swallowing is still a painful chore, and I'm still a little clammy, you know?

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  • Nevertheless, under John Paul II, the shark did not succeed in swallowing the Society.

    His Lordship Gives an Update

  • When we look at the picture of Russian greed in swallowing one satellite nation after another and contrast it with the picture of American generosity in giving food, clothing, supplies, technical and financial assistance, without the ulterior motive of acquiring new territory, it is stupid and tragic waste that the use of incompetent representatives should undo so much useful work, so great an expense, so much in the way of materials of every kind.

    What Has Happened to The American Dream?

  • The stuff was like nitric acid, and moreover, in swallowing it one had the sensation of being hit on the back of the head with a rubber club.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Which Elizabeth knew, and perhaps considered in swallowing the coffee.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

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