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verb
Swill  v. i.  To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Swill" Quotes from Famous Books



... of mine might find a haven from tyranny. My friend, one-half of this city is German, and it is they who will save it if danger arises. You must come with me one night to South St. Louis, that you may know us. Then you will perhaps understand, Stephen. You will not think of us as foreign swill, but as patriots who love our new Vaterland even as you love it. You must come to our Turner Halls, where we are drilling against the time when the Union shall have need ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... he Who drinketh, with fair ones to hearten him still. This sings to him, t'other, when cheer him would be, Revives him forthright with the cups he doth fill; And whenever from one he hath need of a kiss, Long draughts from his lips, at his case, he doth swill. God bless them! Right sweet has my day with them been, And wonder delightsome and void of all ill! We drank of the wine cup, both mingled and pure, And agreed whoso slept, we should ...
— The Book Of The Thousand Nights And One Night, Volume IV • Anonymous

... owe, Th' immortal Dryden, and the sacred band Of those bright authors, whom we cannot find, Whose names, (so does oblivion's power command,) Alas! we no where know, Supp'd largely to inebriate their mind. Here a good versifier, fond of rhime, Should swill, to ...
— Ebrietatis Encomium - or, the Praise of Drunkenness • Boniface Oinophilus

... pre-Adamite days to feed and swill, to sleep and breed, Were the Brute-bipeds only life, a perfect life ...
— The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi • Richard F. Burton

... things are lost in the reports. For example, "Swill the whisky through the streets till the very curs lie prostrate," and this, which, however, in a weakened form, survives in Mr. Lucy's Diary: "Some men who call themselves my constituents tell me that if I oppose this Bill I shall never sit again. Well, what then?" (This in a ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke V1 • Stephen Gwynn



Words linked to "Swill" :   pigwash, pigswill, provender, feed, give



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