King of Swing


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n King of Swing United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)
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In literature:

Swinging aloft with both hands his axe, the spear of Grantmesnil is shivered in twain by the King's stroke.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He gave a mighty swing and cleft the beast's skull and it fell down and died, and Antar departed for the tent of the king.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
That act of Elder King gave the multitude full swing.
"The American Prejudice Against Color" by William G. Allen
King Fortune favored him, for the current of the stream kept the boat swinging out and in.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
Meanwhile the receiver business was in full swing, and McKenzie became known near and far as the "King of Receivers," or the "Big One.
"The Land of Nome" by Lanier McKee
Then King Teja dropped his shield, and, swinging his axe, rushed out of the pass at Cethegus.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Across the water see the black bow drives and swings From the land of Little Children, where the Babies are the Kings.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Do you all want to swing from the turrets of the Castle when the King comes with a thousand men from Strelsau?
"The Heart of Princess Osra" by Anthony Hope

In poetry:

(Praise ye Rimmon, King of Kings,
Who ruleth Earth and Sky!
And again I bow as the censer swings
And the God Enthroned goes by.)
"Rimmon" by Rudyard Kipling
He fell: but Britain's banner swings
Above his sunken crown.
Black death shall have his toll of kings
Before that cross goes down.
"To Them That Mourn" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And then bold Robin he thought of the king,
How he got all his forests and deer,
And how he made the hungry swing
If they killed but one in a year.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Silver triumphant the snowdrop swings
Banners that mock at defeated kings;
And wherever the green of the new grass peers,
See the array of victorious spears.
"The Champion" by Edith Nesbit
I am the monarch of the Road!
My court I hold with singing,
Each bird a gay ambassador,
Each flower a censer, swinging;
And every little roadside thing
A wonder to confound a king.
"The Happy Traveller" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The faithful men of Brentford,—do still their king deplore,
His portrait yet is swinging,— beside an alehouse door.
And topers, tender-hearted,—regard his honest phiz,
And envy times departed—that knew a reign like his.
"The King Of Brentford" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Classical ballet and jitterbugging were happy dancing partners when the Ohio Ballet presented "Kings of Swing" on Sunday afternoon at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
Staggering slightly in the crush of admirers, Tito Puente, the 76-year-old king of Latin swing, strode up Fifth Avenue yesterday at the head of the 42d annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Fielder crowned new king of swing .
King of Swing on WKMS.
Out & About: Hats off to the King of Swing .
Colorado: The king of swing states.
Nea Titans win King of Swing Tournament.
Fond Memories of the ' King of Swing '.
Johnny Varro Swing Seven Swingin' on West 57th Street Johnny Varro Quartet All That Jazz Ralph Sutton/Johnny Varro A Pair of Kings.
Benny Goodman, also known as the "King of Swing".
Built in 1905 by the King Bridge Compamy of Clevelend, the Hojack line swing bridge saw its last train nearly 20 years ago.
'King of Swing' Louis Prima gets Hollywood star.
New Orleans' "King of Swing" Louis Prima has received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a centennial celebration that included dancing in the street to his big-band sounds.
Louis Prima Jr followed his father, New Orleans' king of swing, into show business.
In the current motion picture, " Swing Vote," the actor plays Bud, a working-class drunk who's apparently nicknamed for the King of Beers he swills.