Definition of Swaining

1. love-making [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swaining

swaggie
swaggies
swagging
swaggy
swaging
swagman
swagmen
swags
swagshop
swagshops
swagsman
swagsmen
swail
swails
swain
swaining (current term)
swainings
swainish
swainishness
swainishnesses
swainling
swainlings
swainmote
swainmotes
swains
swainship
swainsonine
swaip
swaiped
swaiping

Literary usage of Swaining

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Blest swains ! whose nymphs in every grace excel. swaining (swa'ning), n. [< swain + -iwr/1.] Love-making. [Slang, Eng.] His general manner had a good deal ..."

2. War's New Weapons: An Expert Analysis in Plain Language of the Weapons and by Hrolf von Dewitz (1915)
"In these days when boatswains do no "swaining," and ship's carpenters do no carpentering, and seamen are largely incapable of seamanship, naval employments ..."

3. War's New Weapons: An Expert Analysis in Plain Language of the Weapons and by Hrolf von Dewitz (1915)
"In these days when boatswains do no "swaining," and ship's carpenters do no carpentering, and seamen are largely incapable of seamanship, naval employments ..."

4. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy by Frances Milton Trollope (1840)
"In fact, his general manner to ladies had a good deal of what in female slang is called swaining; but to Lady Clarissa it was certainly something more. ..."

5. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong,: The Factory Boy. by Frances Milton Trollope (1840)
"In fact, his general manner to ladies had a good deal of what in female slang is called swaining ; but to Lady Clarissa it was certainly something more. ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Blest swains ! whose nymphs in every grace excel. swaining (swa'ning), n. [< swain + -iwr/1.] Love-making. [Slang, Eng.] His general manner had a good deal ..."

7. War's New Weapons: An Expert Analysis in Plain Language of the Weapons and by Hrolf von Dewitz (1915)
"In these days when boatswains do no "swaining," and ship's carpenters do no carpentering, and seamen are largely incapable of seamanship, naval employments ..."

8. War's New Weapons: An Expert Analysis in Plain Language of the Weapons and by Hrolf von Dewitz (1915)
"In these days when boatswains do no "swaining," and ship's carpenters do no carpentering, and seamen are largely incapable of seamanship, naval employments ..."

9. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy by Frances Milton Trollope (1840)
"In fact, his general manner to ladies had a good deal of what in female slang is called swaining; but to Lady Clarissa it was certainly something more. ..."

10. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong,: The Factory Boy. by Frances Milton Trollope (1840)
"In fact, his general manner to ladies had a good deal of what in female slang is called swaining ; but to Lady Clarissa it was certainly something more. ..."

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