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- n. A kind of mechanical scoop for water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See sweep, n., 12.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sweep.
- To place aslant.
- n. Same as sweep, 7.
- n. A sconce or light-holder.
- n. A pump-handle.
- n. Same as sweep, 10.
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"Och! hinny, and how can I swape the floor without a brum?" said
"If I was to swape till I fell prostitute, I'd niver git it clane."
Bobs an 'a few three-year-olds, I'd swape any army av the earth into a towel, an' throw it away aftherward.
Wid Bobs an 'a few three-year-olds, I'd swape any army av the earth into a towel, an' throw it away aftherwards.
First, comes a great big loaded automobile drivin 'up, and stopped in front with a flourish an' out hops as nice an 'nate a lookin' lad as ever you clapped your eyes on, an 'up he comes to me an' off goes his hat with a swape, an 'he hands me that bundle an' he says: 'Here's something Miss
"An 'you're a dirty low swape av a Dutchman to let that woman av yours use a native wor-rud in the captain's hearin'," and Deasy banged his fellow-trader between the eyes, as at the same moment Manogi and
"Why, don't you know, Patsy," replied his friend, "that it manes our party have made a clane swape of the cowld-wather men?"
"Bedad," she said aloud, "to-morrer I'll clane thim lamp-chimbleys and swape the bidrooms."
Tyne watermen are called, manage with great dexterity; the vessel being guided by the aid of the “swape,” or great oar, which is used as a kind of rudder at the stern of the vessel.
-- the divil swape yourself and your tongs, 'says I,' I don't want