• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Swing-back a device for adjusting the plate-holder of a camera at any desired angle
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swingan; Ger. schwingen, to swing; allied to wag, sway.


In literature:

Denham was pacing up and down the platform swinging his arms back and forth briskly to ward off the cold.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
As he stood there on the terrace swinging his lantern, he looked back at her, up into her eyes.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
When the swinging pendulum once more began its deep-toned tick-tock, he looked back over his shoulder with a smile.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Bumbye, 'e do yeddy B'er Rabbit call; 'e see da bahskit swing down, 'e see um go back.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He spoke rather sharply; and without another word the man hastened to swing back the door.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
His hand raised, to swing in a violent, back-handed arc, his heavy rings furrowing the merchant's face.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
He reeled back into the little room, and the swing of the schooner shut the door.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The stone swings back and hits the bear harder than before!
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Benches had filled up, and the dusky feet were swinging under them as the small backs bent over knotty problems on the slates.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Through the open door we see its red curtain warm in the light of the swinging lamp, the beds laid, the white sheets turned back.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

In poetry:

Warl o' my life,
Swing thee roun thy sunny track;
Fire an' win' an' water an' strife,
Carry them a' to the glory back.
"A Lown Nicht" by George MacDonald
How can we break out of the net,
Be free of all this sound and dust,
Swinging a thorn-branch, find the way
Back to Peach Blossom Spring?
"Words spoken to P’ei Ti" by Wang Wei
Then he'll go back his pick to swing,
And sweat deep in the mud . . .
Yet still I see him in the ring,
So gay with glee and blood,
Dancing a jig and holding high
His gloves to climb the sky.
"Local Lad" by Robert W Service
Will she come? Will the ring-dove return to her nest?
Will the needle swing back from the east or the west?
At the stroke of the hour she will be at her gate;
A friend may prove laggard,--love never comes late.
"At The Turn Of The Road" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
With noise of leafy singing
And white wands swinging,
They marched away amid the grass that swayed to let them through.
Between the yellow tansies
Their eyes, like purple pansies,
Peered back on me before they passed all trackless in the dew.
"Fairy-Led" by Mary Webb
High the victors’ taunting yell
Rings above the battle roar,
And they bid her mock farewell
As she seeks the farther shore,
Till they see her sudden swinging, crouching for the leap and springing
Back to boom and chain and bloody fray once more.
"Albemarle Cushing" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

Swinging toward spring, from 60ish to snow and back.
Getting back in the swing in Florida.
Quick tips to help get your swing back on the right track and start shooting lower scores.
The Dawg Pound Sound is back and in full swing.
With the back to school season in full swing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 celebrities you probably didn't know attended an Ivy League school.
Back In The Swing After Breast Cancer.
They got back from their two-game Canadian swing early this morning and they play the New Jersey Nets tomorrow night at the Wachovia Center.
Get your swing back on plane in a hurry.
Forget the May market share swing from Detroit back to Japanese brands.
Luke's swings back in reply to lawsuit.
In an interview he backed both mens version of what happened, saying that Ray J did swing on Fab, but he missed.
Is the Middle East swinging back into a new liberal period.
Once he gets it in his mouth, he goes nuts swinging back and forth.
You can tell school is back in full swing.
They are namely the back swing, the down swing and thirdly the impact and follow through.

In science:

Streams curve inward from r (cid:39) 2a toward the binary; some of their mass passes through the inner boundary, while the remainder swings back out to the disk.
Three Dimensional MHD Simulation of Circumbinary Accretion Disks: Disk Structures and Angular Momentum Transport
The two controllers each compensate with a stronger action —a larger shift of traffic back to server 1 by A and a larger decrease in voltage and clock speed by B —causing a larger swing the next minute.
Icebergs in the Clouds: the Other Risks of Cloud Computing