swung dash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swung dash a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word
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Usage

In literature:

Returning to the cavern, the boy swung the great bar above his head and dashed it with mighty force full at the giant.
"Rinkitink in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Hissing horribly it swung Alpha high in the air and with a fling dashed him down upon the rocks.
"Omega, the Man" by Lowell Howard Morrow
He swung from his horse at the foot of the broad flight of granite steps under its overhanging portico as a carriage dashed up on the other side.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
Then the rope stopped; the wind dashed at him, and he was swung to and fro and round and round like a feather.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
The column swung in a sabre-curve toward a break in a fence, and dashed into a roadway.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
The guns dashed up the road and swung into action on the bridge.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
The heavy gate had swung into place behind him, but he heard it dash open again before his pursuer.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
She swung round it, dashed for an open reach, and shot out into the stream.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
Winthrope swung up his stick, and dashed across the glade towards her.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
Mellotti locked the door and the plane swung around for a dash across the field.
"Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
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