Swats

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Swats swats (Scot.) new ale: thin sowens.
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.”
  • Mary O'Connor
    Mary O'Connor
    “It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.”

Usage

In literature:

It's like trying to swat a fly to come down on you at the right minute.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
I'm a long way behind and shall have to swat like anything to get myself up to even ordinary standard.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
Don't you ever get headaches with all this over-swatting?
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
Use yer knives, or else swat her over the head with yer clubbed guns.
"The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon" by James Carson
A Narrative of Events in Chitral, Swat, and Bajour.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
If ye blab a word to anyone, ye'll git me in trouble, an' I'll crush ye as willin' as I'd swat a fly.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
Take up your big spiked bludgeon, and swat him galley-west!
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
Try to swat a loaded hot-water bottle.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
What, what, what, What's the news from Swat?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
You'll be falling swat in the road like a wet sack.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
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In poetry:

Do his people like him extremely well?
Or do they, whenever they can, rebel,
or PLOT,
At the Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
To amuse his mind do his people show him
Pictures, or any one's last new poem,
or WHAT,
For the Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Does he like to lie on his back in a boat
Like the lady who lived in that isle remote,
SHALLOTT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
At night if he suddenly screams and wakes,
Do they bring him only a few small cakes,
or a LOT,
For the Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Does he beat his wife with a gold-topped pipe,
When she let the gooseberries grow too ripe,
or ROT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
Does he wear a white tie when he dines with friends,
And tie it neat in a bow with ends,
or a KNOT.
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear

In news:

Michelle Fonken, 20, and Travis Lindahl, 30, were jailed Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats after allegedly attacking SWAT team members sent to their Coon Rapids apartment.
Watt a few mighty swats of the football for Houston Texans fans to fall in love with him.
LONGMONT — The Longmont SWAT team surrounded a home Thursday morning, fearing that its occupant was armed and had booby -trapped the residence.
The Longmont SWAT team surrounded a home Thursday morning, fearing that its occupant was armed and had booby -trapped the residence.
Suspect in SWAT standoff in custody, identified by law enforcement.
SWAT standoff lasts hours, suspect in custody.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A home invasion ends in a SWAT standoff.
SWATting, a Deadly Political Game.
Dec 12, 2012: SWAT team members form up near a command post south of the Cal State Fullerton campus in Fullerton, Calif AP.
Saima Anwar lives in the Swat area of northern Pakistan.
Eruption in 'violent relationship' prompts North Side SWAT standoff.
SWAT officers enter home when negotiations fail.
SWAT looking for felony suspect.
Police officers called out the SWAT team and converged on 2401 Nottingham Way at 9 pm Monday in search of weapons, an Albany Police Department report stated.
Alabama hacker accused of sending SWAT team to Texas house.
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In science:

Some effects play a role in the scheme including the centrifugal enhancement of the gas density inside the rotor and the swatting of the slow molecules by the rotor itself. A prototype was tested in [120] for both supersonic and effusive beams of O2 , CH3F and SF6 molecules.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
Applying the spherical wavelet transform using a code called SWAT (Spherical Wavelet Analysis Tool) to the distribution of arrival directions of UHECRs, if the correlation coefficient is high, this indicates a similarity between the pattern (wavelet) used and the signal.
Identifying Patterns on Cosmic Ray Maps with Wavelets on the Sphere
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