from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of sway.
  • n. The motion of something that sways.
  • n. An injury caused to a horse's back by violent strains or overloading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An injury caused by violent strains or by overloading; -- said of the backs of horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An act denoted by the verb ‘sway’: speeifically, same as swayback.


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  • They are all in swaying carriages on the train to mental breakdown.

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  • While those who lie may congratulate themselves on their cleverness in swaying voters to their side, they have instead effectively disenfranchised them.

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  • Finally I do not see how pooling your negative view “American policies” with the statements of Dr. Vino has any benefit in swaying the opinions of his readers.

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  • Here came the Compere, he sure knows how to speak English and he attempted to use this in swaying the conversation.

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  • And Edwards is supposed to have any clout in swaying public opinion?

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  • The sight of these gigantic prickly green fruits swaying from the high branches of a jackfruit tree is quite a spectacle (and just a little bit scary)!

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  • It lets the corrupt, corporate media off the hook for its part in swaying the electorate with lies and deception.

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  • He had a feeling that he was about to begin swaying back and forth.

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  • As the crisis approached he would begin swaying back and forth.

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  • But here the creaking of some far-off shutter – possibly the one I had seen swaying from the opposite side of the street – recalled me to the duties of the hour, and, remembering that my investigations were but half completed and that I might be interrupted any moment by detectives from headquarters, I broke from the accursed charm, which horrified me the moment I escaped it, and quitting the room by a door at the farther end, sought to find in some of the adjacent rooms the definite traces I had failed to discover on this, the actual scene of the crime.

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