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- v. Past participle of swink
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By de time hot weather come de shirt was done wore thin and swunk up and 'sides dat, us had growed enough for 'em to be short on us, so us jus' wore dem same shirts right on thoo 'de summer.
Fus 'He tuck an' made 'em lose der human shape an 'den He swunk 'em up ontwel dey' z no bigger'n dey is now, dat 'uz ter show 'em how no-kyount dey wuz in His sight.
Ole Brer B'ar, he got de swell-headedness hisse'f, en ef der wuz enny swinkin ', hit swunk too late fer ter he'p ole Brer B'ar.
"But dar ole Brer B'ar hung, en ef his head ain't swunk, I speck he hangin 'dar yit -- dat w'at I speck."
"I done tol 'you," she said, "dat dem 'ar han's is human, an' I mean jes 'w'at I ses,' kase de moleses useter be folks, sho'-'nuff folks, dough dey is all swunk up ter dis size an 'der han's is all dat's lef ter tell de tale.