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Swill   /swɪl/   Listen
Swill

noun
1.
Wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk.  Synonyms: pigswill, pigwash, slop, slops.



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"Swill" Quotes from Famous Books



... to hender. I'll jest fetch out them old boards out of the wood-shed, and knock up a little sty right off, daown by the end o' the shed, and you ken keep your swill that I've hed before, and it'll ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 46, August, 1861 • Various

... chatter they carry on in private—I know their lives as I know my own; and I know that they are rotten and useless altogether. They may give a plateful or two in charity and a mug of beer; they gorge ten dishes themselves, and swill a hogshead. They give a penny to the poor man, and keep twenty nobles for themselves. They take field after field, house after house; turn the farmer into the beggar, and the beggar into their bedesman. And, by ...
— The King's Achievement • Robert Hugh Benson

... of the Province Hazramaut, the Biblical Hazarmaveth (Gen. x. 26). The people are the Swill of Arabia and noted for thrift and hard bargains; hence the saying, If you meet a serpent and a Hazrami, slay the Hazrami. To prove how ubiquitous they are it is related that a man, flying from their society, reached the uttermost parts ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Swill" :   imbibe, feed, give, provender, drink



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