Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sward.
  • A corrupt form of swart.
  • noun An apparition of a person about to die; a wraith.
  • noun A corruption of swath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Sward; short grass.
  • adjective Swart; swarthy.
  • noun See swath.
  • noun Prov. Eng. An apparition of a person about to die; a wraith.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of sward.
  • adjective archaic Variant of swarthy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I'll need to consult my swarth-o-meter, but the child doesn't look generically "black" to me.

    Hillary Camp To Orlando Patterson: We Do Have Black Child In 3 A.M. Ad

  • On a side note, I can't help but notice over the past decade how some of our most "righteous" leadership (religion and politics) has been caught in some of the most abberrant types of illicit behavior ..... looks like "weiner" covers a wide swarth.

    Is The SCOTUS Picking Another President?

  • As we've been telling you for the past several hours, more than 20 states play on the Tuesday primary, huge swarth for them to compete in.

    CNN Transcript Feb 2, 2008

  •     Care not, whether a white, whether a swarth-skin, is he.

    Poems and Fragments

  •     Care not, whether a white, whether a swarth-skin, is he.

    Poems and Fragments

  • This wildness, however, is different from that of the Highlands; for here the mountains, instead of heath, are covered with a fine green swarth, affording pasture to innumerable flocks of sheep.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • What made those holes and rents In the dock's harsh swarth leaves, bruised as to baulk All hope of greenness?

    The Dark Tower

  • And the naval vessels Jarrett, Fife, and an explosive ordnance detachment, swarth (ph) vessel, also participated in the event, evening and morning.

    CNN Transcript Feb 2, 2000

  • What made those holes and rents In the dock's harsh swarth leaves, bruised as to balk All hope of greenness?

    The Waste Lands

  • These Fields are all sown in Ridges; and the Furrough between each Couple of Ridges, is as plainly to be seen, as if a swarth had been mown along.

    Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 - 27 May 1777

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