swinge

Definitions

  • SWINGING ROUND A CURVE
    SWINGING ROUND A CURVE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v swinge burn superficially or lightly "I singed my eyebrows"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola." "I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola."
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING. FROM BEHIND DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING. FROM BEHIND
DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING DRIVER AND BRASSY. FINISH OF THE SWING
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL DRIVER AND BRASSY. TOP OF THE SWING WHEN PLAYING FOR A PULL
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. TOP OF THE SWING

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache
    • Swinge Power; sway; influence.
    • v. & n Swinge swĭnj See Singe.
    • Swinge The sweep of anything in motion; a swinging blow; a swing.
    • Swinge To beat soundly; to whip; to chastise; to punish. "I had swinged him soundly.""And swinges his own vices in his son."
    • Swinge To move as a lash; to lash. "Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: New York City's nickname the "Big Apple" is named after an early swing-dance that originated in a South Carolina club (which used to be a church) called "The Big Apple."
    • swinge To beat; strike; whip; of persons, to chastise; punish.
    • swinge To move, as a lash; lash; swing.
    • swinge To forge; weld together, as by beating with a hammer; swage.
    • n swinge A lashing movement; a lash.
    • n swinge Sway; control.
    • swinge To singe.
    • n swinge A singe.
    • n swinge The portion of a flail which falls upon the grain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You blink every 2-10 seconds. As you focus on each word in this sentence, your eyes swing back and forth 100 times a second, and every second; the retina performs 10 billion computer-like calculations.
    • v.t Swinge swinj to beat, chastise: to forge, weld together: to wave to and fro
    • n Swinge a lash, a lashing movement
    • v.t Swinge swinj (Spens.) Same as Singe.
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.”
  • Ren Mulford Jr.
    Ren Mulford Jr.
    “It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by -- Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.”
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    “A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.”
  • Duke Snider
    Duke Snider
    “Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.”
  • Davis III Love
    Davis III Love
    “I used to get out there and have a thousand swing thoughts. Now I try not to have any.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse%20Jackson
    “When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.”

Idioms

Full swing - If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.
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Go down swinging - If you want to go down swinging, you know you will probably fail, but you refuse to give up.
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In full swing - If things are in full swing, they have been going for a sufficient period of time to be going well and very actively.
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In the swing - If things are in the swing, they are progressing well.
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Not enough room to swing a cat - If a room is very small, you can say that there isn't enough room to swing a cat in it.
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Swing the lead - If you swing the lead, you pretend to be ill or do not do your share of the work.
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Swinging door - This idiom refers to something or someone that can go in two conflicting or opposite directions.
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Swings and roundabouts - If something's swings and roundabouts, it has about as many disadvantages as it has advantages.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. swengen, AS. swengan, to shake, causative of swingan,. See Swing

Usage

In literature:

The cowman was swinging his arms and seeking to attract the lad's attention.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
Gordon felt the blade strike; but he was already pulling his swing, and it only gashed a long streak.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
That old boy had pretty good practise swing ...
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
They were standing face to face swinging their guns like a pair of axemen; swing, chop!
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Turn the cabinet upside down on the floor and fit the swing tops.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
I expect a miner has to wear his lamp on his head so's to have his hands free to swing a pick.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Hear how hurriedly and anxiously the bells swing and beat!
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Three swinging swords of light in the sky!
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
He cannot afford to see a ward of his swing with his feet off the ground.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
She then undressed, and fastened a piece of leather around her body, and commenced swinging, going over the precipice at every swing.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
If, as you say, Mister Stalker, I'm to swing for this, of course I must swing.
"Twice Bought" by R.M. Ballantyne
Two of us are going to fish together, so we ought to be able to swing six tubs without any trouble.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The arms swing naturally.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
A phalanx of yellow-tuniced men approached, walking stiffly, fez tassels swinging.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
Then I shall swing my proper sword!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
When the fair came, she wanted to go in the swing-boats.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
In a glance he saw Eli Greenglove swinging a rifle butt at his head.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Then I can go back on that farm and do a little more ax swinging!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
They watched the boy swing himself into the saddle, and the desperate shadows had lightened on their hungry faces.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
He was about to speak when the swing-doors opened, and two strangers strolled in.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

So through the dark, a swinging light
Beneath the axle tied,
The neighbours braved the stormy night
When old man Carey died.
"When Old Man Carey Died" by John O Brien
No door swings wide to let them through,
No eye but mine can see
That all the shipmates ever I knew
Blow in to drink with me.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
Both night and noon the door swings wide
To the noisy dockside's din,
Both night and noon with every tide
The sailormen blow in.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
When the sun's great censer swings
In the hands that always be,
And the mists from thy watery rings
Go up like dust from the sea;
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
No place more holy than these walks,
This garden, where the flowers
Swing censers breathing up to God,
This house a Book of Hours.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
Give me earth or Heaven -- and yet
If it is Love's test to swing
'Twixt the earth and Heaven still set --
I -- I ask no other thing.
"The Test" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

When Classical Ballet Decides to Swing.
There are many possibilities floating in the wind, including this swing set bus stop in Germany.
I like the swings in the weather at this time of year.
Summer is in full swing, and wh.
Readers suggest ways to avoid temperatures swings and trips.
Last month's deadly theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. Are starting to play front and center in at least two hotly contested US House races in the swing state.
It was a blue-collar State of the Union speech, aimed at the swing voters the president needs to woo.
The HammockSource Canvas Jockey Red Tufted Single Swing by Hatteras Hammocks.
Obama hits up yet another constituency — African Americans — in West Coast swing.
When it comes to excessive mood swings, few people could possibly be as affected individually as millions of them are collectively, at least when it comes to investing.
Swing to big-band tunes Sunday at Casino San Clemente.
BRUSSELS – This time, Belgium's royal family came out swinging.
The Super Bowl parties are in full swing and the DeLeon Tequila bash Thursday night was the place to catch sexy starlet Amy Smart in some serious PDA with her hunky boyfriend Carter Oosterhouse.
Dance Hall sets new classes, swing dance.
IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 11, 8:00 a.m. A pair of classes and a Swing Dance have been planned at The Dance Hall on Oct 21.
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In science:

Since rn+1 is a swing value for rn , we know that when y ∈ β (x, rn+1 ), we have β (x, rn+1 ) ⊆ β (y , rn ).
Beta Spaces: New Generalizations of Typically-Metric Properties
Nonlinear koopman modes and coherency identification of coupled swing dynamics.
Voltage Collapse and ODE Approach to Power Flows: Analysis of a Feeder Line with Static Disorder in Consumption/Production
During our 2008 observations we see a 0.5 µA increase in the 24 µm detector anneal current (MIPS data file keyword AD24ANLI), a decrease of 6 mK in the scan mirror temperature (keyword ACSMMTMP), and swings in the electronics box temperature (keyword ACEBOXTM) of up to 0.3 K.
Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations
The MIPS optical train is cryogenically cooled and separated from the non-cryogenic instrument electronics (Heim et al. 1998), so it does not seem likely that the observed swings in the electronics box temperature should influence the photometry.
Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations
Thus, if a pendulum swinging through an angle of 2α makes N beats a day, and if α is increased by δα, the pendulum wil l lose approximately (cid:0) N 8 · sin α · δα(cid:1) beats per day .
The AGM Simple Pendulum
Many techniques have been proposed to reduce the write power consumption by reducing the voltage swing level on the bit lines [4-6]. Especially for modern VLSI processor design, SRAM takes large part of power consumption portion and area overhead.
Design and modelling of different SRAM's based on CNTFET 32nm technology
Since we can relate any two reference systems for a given annular simple wrinkled fibration by suitably swinging reference paths, we see that the twisted surface diagram is well defined up to switching.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
In an offset collision, the primary disk receives an azimuthal swing impulse as well as the radial one.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
Toomre used the stable modes to illustrate very beautifully the effects of the swing amplifier.
Equiangular Spiral Modes of Power Law Disks
This demonstrates that the source exhibited extreme luminosity swings (a factor of > 1000) on timescales of days.
An observational review of accretion-driven millisecond X-ray pulsars
One rotates K by 180◦ in the plane and swings an arc, as Figure 25 illustrates.
From tangle fractions to DNA
Namely, we argue that the most important features of the long itude-dependent subpulse modulation envelope – a local reduction of amplitude accompanied by a rapid swing in the phase angle – are the result of destructive interference between two superposed dr ifting subpulse signals of nearly opposite phase.
Radio Pulsars
More specifically, core components exhibit a higher degree of V in the integrated profile than cone components, often character ised by an “S”-shaped swing from one to the other handedness (Clark & Smith 1969).
Radio Pulsars
We interpret this as direct evidence that the V swing is a constant feature of the single pulses.
Radio Pulsars
We also notice that the swing in V in the core component of both these pulsars sweeps across a wider pulse phase range with frequency.
Radio Pulsars
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