• WordNet 3.6
    • n swatch a sample piece of cloth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swatch A piece, pattern, or sample, generally of cloth.
    • Swatch A swath.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swatch A swath.
    • n swatch A piece or strip, as of cloth, especially one cut off for a pattern or sample: now only in trade use.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Swatch swach a strip of cloth as a sample.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Then he took a swatch of black velveteen from his pocket and arranged it over the sample-table with the two gems in its folds.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
Abe was fingering the Hamsuckett swatches, but Miss Cohen's embarrassment did not escape Morris Perlmutter.
"Abe and Mawruss" by Montague Glass
When all is ready the bath is heated up, the swatch put in and the work of the test entered upon.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Small swatches of the dyed goods are put in clean porcelain basins, and some of these solutions poured over them.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Small pieces or "swatches" are taken from the ends of the fabric, and compared with the pattern.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Many other cruelties were then committed, but the foregoing swatch may suffice.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
He dipped a swatch of gauze in alcohol and swabbed a vein.
"Mate in Two Moves" by Winston Marks
Lester took up the sample swatches again and his eyes rested lovingly on a delicate shade of pink.
"The Competitive Nephew" by Montague Glass
Some firms will send fair-sized samples or swatches of material for class use.
"The Teaching of Art Related to the Home" by Federal Board for Vocational Education
And whenever you find a man who sez he is perfekt, yu find one who want swatching az much az a buzz saw duz.
"Josh Billings on Ice" by Henry Wheeler Shaw

In poetry:

Velvet swatches our lissome limbs
Languid lapped by sky & sea
Soul through sense & spirit swims
Through the pregnant porphyry
Dome of lapiz-lazuli:-
Heart of silence, hush our hymns.
"Lyric of Love to Leah" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

Here's what we were reading when we weren't flipping through those hair dye swatches at the drugstore, wondering if we could get away with ash.
Swatch CEO Still Considers CHF8 Billion Sales Target Feasible-Report.
Swatch , Supplier to Rivals, Now Aims to Cut Them Off.
Swatch Wins Round in Court.
Supreme Court hears Costco case over Swatch sales.
Swatch Sees Watch Sales Recovering.
Swatch Group Sells Its Smart Car Stake.
The Swatch Group has sold its 19 percent stake in the Smart car project to the German auto maker Daimler-Benz A.G. Its partner in the venture.
Neither Daimler nor Swatch provided terms of the deal.
Children age 12 and under are invited to express their drawing skills and creativity by designing their own watch strap through SWATCH 's Flik Flak watch design contest.
It garnered top consumer scores for providing seamless coverage and for the accuracy of the color's match with the swatch on the box.
The catalog features images of the products in use, color swatches, sizes and detailed descriptions.
Swatch Freeride World Tour By The North Face features top female competitors.
SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE 2013 features top Female competitors.
There's no telling where an interior designer might find her inspiration for a particular job—a photo in a magazine, a fabric swatch, a color chip.

In science:

The leftmost swatches show accepted colors of pure mixture components.
Forecast of the Chemical Aging and Relevant Color Changes in Painting
Fig.2 shows the aged samples of the cadmium lemon mixture with emerald green, compared to the initial colors (upper row); numbers on the swatches show initial moles ratio Cd/Emerald Green in the mixture.
Forecast of the Chemical Aging and Relevant Color Changes in Painting