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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of swink.
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Where the swinked shepherd drives his bleating flock,
For three hundred years my folk have swinked and sweated, day in and day out, to keep the wine on the lord's table and the harness on the lord's back.
Where the swinked shepherd drives his bleating flock320
Where the swinked shepherd drives his bleating flock
The green recruits that trudge and sweat where it had swinked whilere, 50
They wished to find a shorter way than that by which they went, and they looked about in hopes of seeing some labourer (some _swinked hedger_) returning from his work, or a cottage where they could meet with a guide.
The bordering pastures green, where the swinked ox