Swink

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Swink Labor; toil; drudgery.
    • Swink To acquire by labor. "To devour all that others swink ."
    • Swink To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor. "And the swinked hedger at his supper sat."
    • v. i Swink To labor; to toil; to salve. "Or swink with his hands and labor.""For which men swink and sweat incessantly.""The swinking crowd at every stroke pant “Ho.”"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • swink To toil; labor; drudge; slave.
    • swink To cause to toil or drudge; tire with labor; overlabor.
    • n swink Toil; labor; drudgery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Swink swingk (Spens.) to labour, to toil, to drudge
    • v.t Swink to tire out with labour
    • n Swink labour
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. swincan, akin to swingan,. See Swing

Usage

In literature:

And it wasn't just the same, anyway, because we were sooflaskies, and they were only swinks.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
It is no wonder though men swink in timber working, and in the wealthy Giver who wields both these temporary cottages and eternal homes.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
SWINK, WALTER E., Rocky Ford.
"The Story of The American Legion" by George Seay Wheat
In his loose traces from the furrow came, And the swinked hedger at his supper sat.
"Milton's Comus" by John Milton
Ye twain in the waves' might For a seven nights swink'd.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
Skin, 'e do swink, i' do swivel.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Skin, 'e do swink, i' do swivel.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Blink fussed with Blunk, Swink fussed with Swunk, and Jink fussed with Junk.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Chad a goodly dinner for all my sweat and swink!
"Gammer Gurton's Needle" by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
Long went into the melon business with Senator Swink, of the Rocky Ford district.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
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In poetry:

Till it grew lethargied with fierce bliss,
And hot as a swinked gipsy is,
And drowsed in sleepy savageries,
With mouth wide a-pout for a sultry kiss.
"The Poppy" by Francis Thompson
My heart is high, is high, my heart,
As the bee's that groans and swinks
In the dabbled flowers that dart and part
To his woolly bulk when he drinks.
"The Mood O’ The Earth" by Madison Julius Cawein
We strive and struggle and swink and sweat,
And the end for each is one and the same;
Time and the sun and the frost and wet
Will wear from its pillar the greatest name.
"Life" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Swink, LIN Digital Political Producer.
City Attorney Phil Malouff approached the Utilities Board with the idea that Swink will soon be asking to connect with the La Junta Water Department.
ROANOKE RAPIDS – Lauren Elizabeth Swink of Roanoke Rapids and Benjamin Vann Bright of Sunbury exchanged wedding vows during a 4 pm ceremony on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids.
The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs David L Swink of Roanoke Rapids.
It was a battle of two Top 5 teams Tuesday at Swink High School's Lions Den as the fourth-ranked Lady Lions hosted fifth-ranked Rye with first place in the Santa Fe League on the line.
It was as close as expected with Swink defeating the Lady Thunderbolts in three straight games.
Each month during the school year, Max Cordoba's Swink art students vote on the artwork they like best from their class.
The Swink High School football team will attempt to get back on the winning track this Friday as it travels to Hoehne.
While other schools are struggling to provide the most basic school supplies due to increasingly tighter budgets, Swink School has figured it out.
Alma Christeen Swink , 87, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Dec 10, 2003, at St Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
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The Swink school play was a farce, "Mini Loa Luau ," in dinner theater style.
The Melody Boys Quartet are performing their "Exit 63" Tour, including stops in Fowler and Swink Nov 8 and 10.
Jessica O Swink, a 20-something, is the digital political producer for LIN Media and contributing editor to onPolitix.
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