swig

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v swig to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught "The men gulped down their beers"
    • v swig strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
    • n swig a large and hurried swallow "he finished it at a single gulp"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swig A beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices, lemon, etc.
    • Swig A long draught.
    • Swig (Naut) A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.
    • Swig To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.
    • Swig To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.
    • Swig (Naut) To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.
    • Swig To suck. "The lambkins swig the teat."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • swig To drink by large draughts; drink off rapidly and greedily: as, to swig one's liquor.
    • swig To suck, or suck at, eagerly, as when liquid will not come readily.
    • swig To take a swig, or deep draught.
    • swig To leak out.
    • n swig A large or deep draught.
    • n swig Ale and toasted bread.
    • swig Same as swag or sway. Specifically
    • swig To pull a rope fast at both ends upon, by throwing the weight on the bight of it.
    • swig To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tight with a string so that they slough off.
    • n swig A pull on a rope fast at both ends.
    • n swig Nautical, a tackle the falls of which are not parallel.
    • swig To pass through; slip along; swirl through.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Swig swig a pulley with ropes not parallel
    • v.t Swig to tighten a rope by hauling at right angles to its lead: to castrate by ligating the scrotum and making the testicles slough off
    • n Swig swig a large draught: one who drinks deep
    • v.t Swig to drink by large draughts, to gulp down
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Prov. E. swig, to leak out, AS. swījian, to be silent, swīcan, to evade, escape

Usage

In literature:

A hand darts from the leg of a revolving pair of trousers, grabs the glass and takes a loud swig.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Bolt and swig, as ye will.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
He took a second "swig" at the brandy bottle and then went into his place of concealment to wait events.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
I got a swig of grog from a native house and came right back.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
I've took to the brandy swig myself.
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893" by Hall Caine
Here, take a swig of this!
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
Gi' me another swig o' that lemonade, Jim!
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
Cough took a very copious swig, and passed the bottle to the others, who followed his example.
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
We passed it to Amos, and he took a long swig at it.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Each took a swift swig from the containers.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
A few more swigs and Raoul found himself wanting to bring Lincoln around to his way of thinking.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
There, sir, you may swig a little claret, but don't touch those cigars.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
They found Stubbs still unconscious, but he came around after a good swig of brandy.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Give us a drink, a good big swig!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
It's hard for me to believe she ever took a long swig out of a whisky jug, Dad.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
He could stop when he liked and take a swig of stout.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
Then just before we start off again it'll be another swig all around.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
You're to have just one swig out o' it, and no more, and not a hog-swaller neither.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Take your swig, Commander, and pass to me.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
Give him a swig of brandy an' lead him inside.
"The Gully of Bluemansdyke" by A. Conan Doyle
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In poetry:

Like other louts, he'll jog along,
And swig at shanty liquors,
And chew and spit. Here ends the song
Of Mr. Billy Vickers.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
James drank posion at love's derision;
John swigged ale and swank in the sun,
Throve, and came to a dark decision,
And, "Christ! that I were the other one!"
""You Never Can Tell"" by George Sterling
Hatched with a claret hogshead to swig
He kings it, navel-knit to no groan,
But at the price of a pin-stitched skin
Fish-tailed girls purchase each white leg.
"Maudlin" by Sylvia Plath
Then here's to them Limeys, "Lor' love 'em!" says I,
Who swigs down their limejuice blow low or blow high;
An' I wish I was back in them Liverpool ships,
Wi' a rusty tin pannikin held to me lips!
"Limey" by Bill Adams
The young green leaves is shootin' on the trees,
The air is like a long, cool swig o' beer,
The bonzer smell o' flow'rs is on the breeze
An 'ere's me, 'ere,
Jist mooching around like some pore, barmy coot,
Of 'ope, an' joy, an' forchin destichoot.
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis

In news:

All for a swig of hard cider .
Swigging Craft Beers in Prague The Prague Beer Museum isn't really a museum.
But Philadelphia tavern owner Earl Martin fears what he is hearing is a last call for a big swig of his business.
The fourth annual Pig-n- Swig will be held this Sunday, June 17, starting at noon and lasting throughout the day.
A secret swig of butterbeer.
If it's tough to be Kent Swig —declining real estate fortune, foreclosure auctions, a run-in with a business partner and an ice bucket—it seems even tougher to be one of his employees.
Bigger is better for Swig .
Obama Takes a Swig With Black Scholar, White Cop.
Swig Settles with Sheffield57 Condo Owners.
Seizure of Swig 's 740 Park Spread Moves Ahead.
Next Tuesday, New Yorkers will swig margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo .
A 13-Year-old in Shoreline, Washington took a swig of his Mountain Dew and quickly realized there was something else in the bottle: whiskey.
The fourth annual Pig-n-Swig will be held this Sunday, June 17, starting at noon and lasting throughout the day.
Tyson Gay took a giant swig of water and then another before crouching into the starting blocks.
A potential new cancer treatment could be as simple as taking a swig of some genetically modified salmonella.
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In science:

SWIG claims that it is able to interface C++ with OCaml but not even the examples given in the documentation could be compiled correctly.
SAT Techniques for Lexicographic Path Orders
High-level interface: the dependencies should be compatible with the building of the high-level interface (e. g. with SWIG, this implies that headers (.hxx) have to be separated from sources (.cxx)).
A study of the existing linear algebra libraries that you can use from C++ (Une \'etude des biblioth\`eques d'alg\`ebre lin\'eaire utilisables en C++)
Using SWIG , the Python interface integrates seamlessly with the pyWTL module described above and is used for online tuning, control, and analysis tasks.
Biasing and Demodulation Firmware for Kilopixel TES Bolometer Arrays
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