• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sweeny (Far) An atrophy of the muscles of the shoulder in horses; also, atrophy of any muscle in horses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sweeny Wasting of the shoulder-muscles in the horse, resulting from disuse of the corresponding limb. This disuse may be due to a variety of injuries, ending in lameness. Also swinney.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sweeny swē′ni atrophy of a muscle.
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In literature:

With Johnny Sweeny a cloud of dust down the road, and the dinner-hour approaching, I hurried on with my investigations.
"The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He promptly named Tweed, Connolly, and P. B. Sweeny.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
Crookes and Sweeny haven't taken a hand yet.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
Standing, left to right: Tommy Pierre, Tommy Windich, James Kennedy, James Sweeny.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
Around Sweeny, who garrisoned the left-hand wagon of the rearmost line, the fight was particularly noisy.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Father Sweeny returned the Doctor's look morosely.
"Mount Music" by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
Two M'Sweenys, from Kerry, were drawn and quartered.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
A dingy red showed itself among the grizzled hairs and wrinkles on Sweeny's cheek.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
Sweeny, Peter B., known as Peter Brains Sweeny, iii.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Whisht Jack Sweeny could see this.
"Jimsy" by Leona Dalrymple
Among these was Mike Sweeny.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
Shortly afterwards the Sweenys gave a dinner, in the course of which a note, addressed to Mrs Sweeny, and a bouquet were brought in.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
Sweeny went to the gate and recognized an old acquaintance, St. George Croghan, the son of that Lieut.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
Sweeny served with him seven years ago, and he's laid up with rheumatism.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
M'Sweeny has six sons, and stout fellows they are, every man of them ready.
"The O'Donoghue Tale Of Ireland Fifty Years Ago" by Charles James Lever
When the wagons came, he and the man drove fifty miles to Rapid, where they hobnobbed with Tom Sweeny and looked over his establishment.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
His confederate, Sweeny, planted hyacinths in the city parks, and for every flower some poor soul was pinched.
"From the Easy Chair, series 2" by George William Curtis
Sweeny (1820-1892), who temporarily (Jan. 1865-Nov. 1866) was struck off the American army list.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
I understand that Brother Sweeny has agreed to debate with Miller.
"The Story of a Life" by J. Breckenridge Ellis
On the road near the public-house we came upon M'Sweeny, Goggin, and Casey, obviously awaiting us.
"In Mr. Knox's Country" by E. OEnone Somerville

In news:

Dunkirk TA members, led by Joe Sweeny (seated at center), fought for a better special education system.
The ConocoPhillips refinery in Old Ocean, near Sweeny, is one of several plants that scrambled for more water due to drought.
Chuck Sweeny Politics & Government.
Sweeny 's faulty reasoning on casinos.
Sweeny resigns from Levi's to join Y&R as West Coast chief.
Thanks, Chuck Sweeny , we'll follow your lead.
In Sunday's Register Star, Chuck Sweeny bemoans the REA's "Mercedes-Benz" contract.
Sweeny Todd' at Contra Costa Civic Theatre.
Patrick Sweeny Oct 6, 2012.
SWEENY, Texas – Another Internet retailer has jumped into the powersports PG&A fray with the launch of Texas Tumbleweed Depot LLC.
Limestone County farmer Harold Sweeny said he buys grease from a Limestone County program called FOG to use for bio-diesel fuel on his farm.
Chico Enterprise-Record reporter Katy Sweeny tries to drive through a cone course during a Media Distracted Driving Challenge set up by the CHP at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows on Tuesday.
Enter the sixth annual "I hate moles because " contest and your story could win you anywhere from $500 to a Sweeny's gift basket (wonder what's in that?
Meet Sweenie, A cat whose owner is convinced he likes to swim.
Check out Sweenie surfing in the Pacific Ocean after the jump.

In science:

There is, however, another Markov chain which appears to converge even faster than those of Sweeny, Propp and Wilson.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
Sweeny, M. (1983) Monte Carlo study of weighted percolation clusters relevant to the Potts model, Phys.
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
First, Sweeny applied local updates of the bond variables .
Single-cluster dynamics for the random-cluster model
SWCM and the Sweeny algorithms can also be found in Ref. 11.
Single-cluster dynamics for the random-cluster model