• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Swith swith (obs.) quickly: away! begone!
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In literature:

After him succeeded one Swithed or Swithred, the 11 and last in number that particularlie gouerned those people.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
Hence swith to Doctor Rat, hie thee that thou were gone, And pray him come speak with me, cham not well at ease.
"Gammer Gurton's Needle" by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
She is a hound, also be ye: Out of my chamber swith ye flee.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
Swith, tak him deil; he's o'er lang out of hell.
"The Gentle Shepherd: A Pastoral Comedy" by Allan Ramsay

In poetry:

Swith to the officer he gaed,
Was highest in comman'—
Quo' he, "The Monklan' man's gane mad,
As I can understan'."
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton
Syne to the toun o' Hamilton
A letter swith has gane,
That brocht the sodgers up ae nicht,
An' sae the man was ta'en.
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton
"Nae need ha'e we o'madmen here—
Fie! sen' him swith awa',
Clean oot the gate; it's nocht to me
Whate'er sall him befa'."
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton
They cou'dna lift their feet for fear,
But sune as they gat power to rin,
They turn'd an' fled, as if for life,
Dang up the door, an' swith gaed in.
"The Greetin' Bairn" by Janet Hamilton
Eten and drounken, and maden hem glad;
Hoere lif was al with gamen i-lad,
Men kneleden hem biforen;
They beren hem wel swithe heye;
And in a twincling of an eye
Hoere soules weren forloren.
"Ubi Sunt Qui Ante Nos Fuerunt?" by Anonymous Americas
"They honour'd an' prais'd him, an' gowpens o' gowd
They gather'd for him, an' right freely bestow'd;
Then swith to his ain mither's dwallin' he's gaun
Wi' the twa-thousan' cheque they laid in his haun.
"Grannie Mirk: A Stirling Grannie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Bulldogs open SEC slate with Missouri, signaling swith from tradition.
Countries across the continent are building welfare state s—with a chance to learn from the West's mistakes.

In science:

Unfortunately, for typical astronomical black hole swith a mass of, say, 30 solar masses, the Hawking temperature is around 2 nK and thus probably not observable.
Fundamental Quantum Effects from a Quantum-Optics Perspective