sweal

  • 1 Sweal — Sweal, v. t. To singe; to scorch; to swale; as, to sweal a pig by singeing off the hair. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Sweal — Sweal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swealing}.] [OE. swelen to burn, AS. swelan; akin to G. schwelen to burn slowly, schw[ u]l sultry, Icel. sv[ae]la a thick smoke.] To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to waste… …

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  • 3 sweal —  , swale  to singe or burn ; as, to sweal a hog ; a sweal d cat, a cat whose hair or fur is singed off, by sleeping in the ashes. SWEAL is also sometimes applied to a candle that drozes and melts, called in Middlesex, FLARING. Ab A. S. SW.ELAN,… …

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  • 4 sweal — verb /swiːl/ a) To consume with fire; to burn; to singe, scorch. Here! But you know, they can sweal a tumour away. b) To make disappear; to cause to waste away; to diminish, reduc …

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  • 5 sweal — I. v. n. 1. Melt (as a candle), swale. 2. Blaze away. II. v. a. Dress, singe, swale, burn the hair off …

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  • 6 sweal — ˈswēl, esp before pause or consonant ēəl verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English swailen, sweilen, swelen, partly from Old English swelan (vi) to burn; partly from Old English swǣlan (vt) to cause to burn more at swelter intransitive verb …

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  • 7 swale — Sweal Sweal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swealing}.] [OE. swelen to burn, AS. swelan; akin to G. schwelen to burn slowly, schw[ u]l sultry, Icel. sv[ae]la a thick smoke.] To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to… …

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  • 8 Swealed — Sweal Sweal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swealing}.] [OE. swelen to burn, AS. swelan; akin to G. schwelen to burn slowly, schw[ u]l sultry, Icel. sv[ae]la a thick smoke.] To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to… …

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  • 9 Swealing — Sweal Sweal, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swealing}.] [OE. swelen to burn, AS. swelan; akin to G. schwelen to burn slowly, schw[ u]l sultry, Icel. sv[ae]la a thick smoke.] To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to… …

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  • 10 swealing — swealˈing , ● sweal …

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  • 11 swale —  1) windy, cold, bleak. N.  2) to singe or burn ; as, to sweal a hog ; a sweal d cat, a cat whose hair or fur is singed off, by sleeping in the ashes. SWEAL is also sometimes applied to a candle that drozes and melts, called in Middlesex, FLARING …

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  • 12 swel|ter — «SWEHL tuhr», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to suffer from heat: »We sweltered…in the stagnant superheated air (Joseph Conrad). 2. to perspire freely; sweat. –v.t. 1. to oppress with heat. 2. to exude (venom …

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  • 13 Swale — Swale, v. i. & t. To melt and waste away; to singe. See {Sweal}, v. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 swape — I Mawdesley Glossary 1. sharp as a knife. 2. quick, he swape, be sharp, be quick. II North Country (Newcastle) Words a long aor ro sweep used in working a keel on the tyne, that at the stern acting as a rudder sweal to melt, to waste or blaze, to …

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  • 15 Deterioration — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deterioration >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deterioration deterioration debasement Sgm: N 1 wane wane ebb Sgm: N 1 recession recession &c. 287 Sgm: N 1 retrogradation retrogradation &c. 283 …

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  • 16 swale — v. n. Melt (as a candle), waste, consume, waste away, sweal …

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  • 17 waste — I. v. a. 1. Decrease, diminish, wear, corrode, use up, prey upon, wear away, consume, wear out, impair gradually, diminish by constant loss. 2. Consume (foolishly), spend, expend, squander, dissipate, lose, misspend, misuse, fool away, fritter… …

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  • 18 swaling — swalˈing ● sweal …

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  • 19 swayling — swaylˈing noun and adjective ● sweal …

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  • 20 i-sweled — ME. pa. pple. of sweal v …

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