Definition of Swifting

1. swift [v] - See also: swift



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swifting

swiddens
swies
swift
swift boat
swift boating
swiftboat
swiftboated
swiftboating
swiftboats
swifted
swifter
swiftered
swiftering
swifters
swiftest
swifting (current term)
swiftlet
swiftlets
swiftly
swiftness
swiftnesses
swifts
swigged
swiggers
swigging
swiggle
swigs
swike

Literary usage of Swifting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Dialect Words of the Eighteenth Century as Shown in the "Universal by Nathan Bailey (1883)
"swifting [of the Capstan .Bars] is straining a Hope all around the outer end of ... swifting the Masts, is a particular Manner of easing and strengthening ..."

2. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1860)
"swifting IN RIGGING. But occasionally the rigging is too slack, ... In this case swifting in is the remedy. Lash a spar horizontally fore and aft outside ..."

3. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"She's swifting down her valkyr-path, Her sword sharp for the aftermath, With levin in her glooming, like Jehovah in His wrath. Great ensigns snap and shine ..."

4. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"She's swifting down her valkyr-path. Her sword sharp for the aftermath, With levin in her glooming, like Jehovah in His wrath. Great ensigns snap and shine ..."

5. English Dialect Words of the Eighteenth Century as Shown in the "Universal by Nathan Bailey (1883)
"swifting [of the Capstan .Bars] is straining a Hope all around the outer end of ... swifting the Masts, is a particular Manner of easing and strengthening ..."

6. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1860)
"swifting IN RIGGING. But occasionally the rigging is too slack, ... In this case swifting in is the remedy. Lash a spar horizontally fore and aft outside ..."

7. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"She's swifting down her valkyr-path, Her sword sharp for the aftermath, With levin in her glooming, like Jehovah in His wrath. Great ensigns snap and shine ..."

8. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"She's swifting down her valkyr-path. Her sword sharp for the aftermath, With levin in her glooming, like Jehovah in His wrath. Great ensigns snap and shine ..."

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