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Swad   Listen
noun
Swad  n.  (Written also swod)  
1.
A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease. (Prov. Eng.) "Swad, in the north, is a peascod shell thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow."
2.
A clown; a country bumpkin. (Obs. or Prov. Eng.) "Country swains, and silly swads." "There was one busy fellow was their leader, A blunt, squat swad, but lower than yourself."
3.
A lump of mass; also, a crowd. (Low, U.S.)
4.
(Coal Mining) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam.






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"Swad" Quotes from Famous Books



... and he was mad, And he jump'd into a pea-swad;[3] The pea-swad was over-full, So he jump'd into a roaring bull; The roaring bull was over-fat, So he jump'd into a gentleman's hat; The gentleman's hat was over-fine, So he jump'd into a bottle of wine; The bottle of wine was over-dear, So he jump'd into a bottle of beer; The bottle of beer was ...
— The Nursery Rhyme Book • Unknown



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