swad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swad a bunch "a thick swad of plants"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swad A clown; a country bumpkin. "Country swains, and silly swads .""There was one busy fellow was their leader,
      A blunt, squat swad , but lower than yourself."
    • Swad A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease. "Swad , in the north, is a peascod shell -- thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow."
    • Swad A lump of mass; also, a crowd.
    • Swad (Coal Mining) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swad Apod, as of beans or peas. Also swab. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n swad A short, fat person.
    • n swad A rude, coarse fellow; a clown; a country bumpkin.
    • n swad A soldier. See swaddy.
    • n swad A crowd; a squad.
    • n swad A lump, mass, or bunch.
    • n swad In coalmining, sooty or worthless coal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Swad swad a country lout.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably fr. AS. sweian, to bind

Usage

In literature:

Ye'd oughta see th' swad a' chil'ren I've got, an' all like that.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
Ye'd oughta see th' swad a' chil'ren I've got, an' all like that.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
The Government had just offered some very tempting gold-interest bonds, of which he wanted a swad.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
It must have cost an allfired swad of money, though.
"Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick," by Ann S. Stephens
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In news:

Rosetta Stone Appoints Swad as CFO.
Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) has named Stephen Swad as its new head of finance.
Swad, 49, will join the provider of technology-based language-learning programs on Nov 9, reporting directly to its chief executive Tom Adams.
Rosetta Stone Appoints Swad as CFO.
Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) has named Stephen Swad as its new head of finance.
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