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whichbe commented on the word swilking
Drunken. (From The Word-Hoard)
July 5, 2008
Gammerstang commented on the word swilking
(adjective) - (1) Drunken. Said of a man who drinks till the liquor can be heard swilking about in his stomach.
--Francis Taylor's Folk-Speech of South Lancashire, 1901
(2) From swilk, the noise made by liquid in a partially-filled vessel.
--Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905
January 17, 2018
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