swob

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v swob apply (usually a liquid) to a surface "dab the wall with paint"
    • v swob wash with a swab or a mop "swab the ship's decks"
    • n swob cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Swob See Swab.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swob See swab.
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Usage

In literature:

D'ye see, touch your tile whenever a swob (officer) speaks to you.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
You swob, you'll learn a lot in hell.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
Wait a bit while I try Swob.
"King of the Air" by Herbert Strang
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