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(past & past part. swagged; pres. part. swagging)
Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.  Synonyms: droop, flag, sag.
Walk as if unable to control one's movements.  Synonyms: careen, keel, lurch, reel, stagger.
Sway heavily or unsteadily.

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"Swag" Quotes from Famous Books

... production, I can see no sign whatever. It may come; but all the evidence is the other way. And as for a general public indignation against corrupt government, there is (below the few in the know who either share the swag or shrug their shoulders) no sign that it will be strong enough ...
— The Free Press • Hilaire Belloc

... fifty bodies; oh, threadbare lie! And of the true Cross enow to build Cologne Minster. Why, then, may not poor Cul de Jatte turn his penny with the crowd? Art but a scurvy tyrannical servant to let thy poor master from his share of the swag with your whoreson pilgrims, palmers and friars, black, grey, and crutched; for all these are of our brotherhood, and of our art, only masters they, and we but poor apprentices, in guild.' For his tongue was an ell ...
— The Cloister and the Hearth • Charles Reade

... it? You might just as well try to stop the Irrawaddy with a pitchfork. And it's growing worse; there are some big people in it—the Hidden Hand Company—who keep out of sight, pay the money, employ the tools and collar the swag. They have agents all over this province, as well as India, China ...
— The Road to Mandalay - A Tale of Burma • B. M. Croker

... well known, insist on the merits of a "swag," or a long package formed by rolling all their possessions into their blanket. They carry it over ...
— The Art of Travel - Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries • Francis Galton

... am—son of one, grandson of the other, with hereditary traits from both strongly developed and ready for business. I want a literary partner—a man who will write me up as Bunny did Raffles, and Watson did Holmes, so that I may get a percentage on that part of the swag. I offer you the job, Jenkins. Those royalty statements show me that you are the man, and your books prove to me that you need a few fresh ideas. Come, what do you say? ...
— R. Holmes & Co. • John Kendrick Bangs

... younger man of the two who lounged on cushions underneath the felza remarked, as if to prolong the theme. "To the gates of Paradise," he continued, while his companion motioned to the gondolier. "And they broke them open, but they could never take the swag after all." ...
— Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories • Robert Herrick

... of Bannister Hall, the Senior dorm., opened suddenly, and T. Haviland Hicks, Jr., that happy-go-lucky youth, came out cautiously, after the fashion of a second-story artist, emerging from his crib with a bundle of swag, the last item being represented by a football tucked under Hicks' left arm. Beholding Butch Brewster on the Senior Fence, the sunny-souled Senior exhibited a perturbation of spirit seeming undecided whether to beat ...
— T. Haviland Hicks Senior • J. Raymond Elderdice

... valet as any servant who ever watered wine, lost a gimcrack, or hooked a weed. Studs, neckcloths, bootjacks, silk socks, pins, underwear—all magically and eventually faded from my wardrobe, wafted to those silent bournes of swag that valets wot of. What in hell do you want to stay here for now, ...
— Ailsa Paige • Robert W. Chambers

... you and I (You by your art and I by luck) Have pulled the pheasant off the sky Or flogged to death the flighting duck; But never yet—how few the chances Of pouching so superb a swag— Have we achieved a feat like ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, October 31, 1917 • Various

... the big officer, with what sounded like a sneer. "Perhaps it's the truth, and again it may be all hatched up to pull the wool over the eyes of honest officers. What would you think if I told you there was a thousand dollars reward out for each of you if taken; and five times that if the swag is found intact?" ...
— Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise - or, The Dash for Dixie • Louis Arundel

... she went along, The wicked words of the popular song; Or supposing she listened—as gossips will - At a door ajar, or a window agape, To catch the sounds they allowed to escape. Those sounds belonged to Depravity still! The dark allusion, or bolder brag Of the dexterous "dodge," and the lots of "swag," The plundered house—or the stolen nag - The blazing rick, or the darker crime, That quenched the spark before its time - The wanton speech of the wife immoral, The noise of drunken or deadly quarrel, With savage menace, which threatened the life, Till the heart seemed ...
— Playful Poems • Henry Morley

... from want of a job now and then, but from the difficulty of disposing of the results of their work. Since the new instructions to the agents to identify and trace all dust and bullion offered to them went into force, you see, they can't get rid of their swag. All the gang are spotted at the offices, and it costs too much for them to pay a fence or a middleman of any standing. Why, all that flaky river gold they took from the Excelsior Company can be identified as easy as if it was stamped with the company's mark. They ...
— The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893 - An Illustrated Monthly • Various

... over the feebleness of the lie, telling each other it was the clearest case they ever heard of, and that they'd have thought better of him if he hadn't lost his nerve at the crisis, and had cleared off with the swag as he intended. Imagine yourself on that jury, not knowing Marlowe, and trembling with indignation at the record unrolled before you—cupidity, murder, robbery, sudden cowardice, shameless, impenitent, desperate lying! Why, you and I believed ...
— Trent's Last Case - The Woman in Black • E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley

Words linked to "Swag" :   bundle, sheaf, slump, sink, walk, valuable, rock, cut, colloquialism, shake, slouch, Australia, drop down, lurch, stolen property, sway, Commonwealth of Australia, drop, bag

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