swill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v swill drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
    • v swill feed pigs
    • n swill wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swill Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.
    • Swill The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; -- called also swillings.
    • v. i Swill To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess.
    • Swill To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily. "Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and cider."
    • Swill To inebriate; to fill with drink. "I should be loth
      To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence
      Of such late wassailers."
    • Swill To wash; to drench. "As fearfully as doth a galled rock
      O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • swill To rinse; drench; wash; bathe.
    • swill To drink greedily or to excess.
    • swill To fill; swell with fullness.
    • swill To wash; rinse.
    • swill To drink greedily; drink to excess.
    • n swill Drink; liquor, as drunk to excess: so called in contempt.
    • n swill Liquid food for animals; specifically, the refuse or leavings of the kitchen, as given to swine.
    • n swill A keeler to wash in, standing on three feet.
    • n swill A wicker basket of a round or globular form, with open top, in which red herrings and other fish and goods are carried to market for sale.
    • n swill Specifically A basket of 100 herrings.
    • n swill A shade.
    • n swill Liquid in general; especially a liquid that leaks, gushes, or swills in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Swill swil to drink greedily or largely, to drink habitually, to drench one's self with: to wash, rinse
    • n Swill a large draught of liquor: the liquid mixture given to swine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. swilen, to wash, AS. swilian,

Usage

In literature:

You either drink alcohol or you don't; you either swill it or you don't.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
Swill and prate in your cups!
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Mornin', noon, an' night dey swill leetle cups ob coffee.
"The Middy and the Moors" by R.M. Ballantyne
The human body is not a dirty barrel needing swilling out with a hose-pipe.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
But the Yankee's capacity for swilling tea and coffee was prodigious.
"Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands" by Mary Seacole
Barney built a fire under the big, smoke-blackened cauldron Hetty used for cooking the hog swill.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
Seeing Elizabeth coming toward him, Mr. Farnshaw dropped from the wagon and went to fill the swill pails.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
You've got sand, and when your poor feet go back on you, as they will in this swill (here he kicked the burning sand), I'll carry you.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
There fell Faustus and his company a-drinking and swilling, not of the worst, but of the best.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
A man (here he drew himself up) can drink like a gentleman, or he can swill like a loafer, or a beast.
"My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson" by George Thompson
He does not breathe the tainted air rising from the swill in the door-yard.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
The other trap she discovered in the swill-barrel, after a long search.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It sure ain't no worse than ladlin' swill to prize hogs.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
He'll carry the swill down to the hogs, and water 'em, and take care of the calves.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
They would rather hear of the husks and swill with which they fill themselves.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Here Perk started to swill, as though his capacity for holding water had no limit.
"Eagles of the Sky" by Ambrose Newcomb
I took her ovah to some trees whah a watah barr'l stood, an' made her tek a good swill, an' wet her hankchief an' mop her face.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
And she will laugh as usual, while you will be eating swill in your houses and thinking of her banquet!
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A fat man, sitting nearby, stared at him for a long moment, then took a long swill of beer from his glass.
"Marley's Chain" by Alan Edward Nourse
No more neighing nor lowing now, but all silent, swilling, and contented.
"The Lost Mountain" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

What boots it your vile guts to fill,
And wine and ale, whole nights to swill;
If for your love of ale and wine,
You shall, for thirst, in Tophet pine?
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Now her afterdraught gullies him too down;
Now he wrings for breath with the deathgush brown;
Till a lifebelt and God's will
Lend him a lift from the sea-swill.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Through the high-piling drift comes a youth riding swill,
'Neath his mantle rich booty doth hide:
"Ah, amber, my son, in the German land won'"
- "Nay, my father, a Polish bride!"
"The Three Brothers Budrys" by Adam Mickiewicz
Like a soldier, each sot, soon repairs to the spot,
Where by Satan he's summon'd to meet,
And swills off his bowl, he not minding his soul,
Whilst the poor are distress'd in each street.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
They had four bits o' bairns; the ill-tentit things
Were fu' o' the ills that sic parentage brings;
They wad fill their wee juggies wi' whisky an swill,
An' stoiter aboot till they fell an' lay still.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
Shall I ask wealth or power of God, who gave
An image of himself to be my soul?
As well might swilling ocean ask a wave,
Or the starred firmament a dying coal,-----
For that which is in me lives in the whole.
"Gnothi Seauton" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

Cold beer abounds throughout Columbus, but how many neighborhood carryouts pay tribute to the colorful history of swilling suds.
Beer-swilling vigilantes funny, at times.
Obama plays up love of beer to ferment coalition of the swilling.
Late-night hijinks on a city-owned golf course in Sugar Hill could cost two beer-swilling teens thousands of dollars for repairs, officials said Tuesday.
And camping accounts for five of the top ten times when it's absolutely correct to drink this swill.
INTERVIEWS FIDLAR Target Craft Brew- Swilling Hipsters in 'Cheap Beer' Video.
Beer- swilling vigilantes funny, at times.
A guide to destination beer- swilling spots.
Beer-swilling vigilantes funny, at times .
A guide on places that are swell, or where you can just swill.
William Swilling trying to save his wife's life.
Eight-time Helen Hayes award-winner Holly Twyford as "Pamela", the man-eating, champagne-swilling treasurer of Quail Valley Country Club.
And if you give me that swill again, expect to get hit with this.
But that abundance of booze-swilling establishments also means there are plenty of options to tailor your night on the town to your needs.
Fundraiser to be held for Swilling family, Kidney Transplant Fund.
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