Definition of Swains

1. Noun. (plural of swain) ¹



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Definition of Swains

1. swain [n] - See also: swain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swains

swagshops
swagsman
swagsmen
swail
swails
swain
swaining
swainings
swainish
swainishness
swainishnesses
swainling
swainlings
swainmote
swainmotes
swains (current term)
swainship
swainsonine
swaip
swaiped
swaiping
swaips
swaknoite
swale
swaled
swales
swalier
swaliest
swaling
swalings

Literary usage of Swains

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1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Great was the strife betwixt the singing lambs, And drain the strutting udders of their swains; And I preferr'd my pleasure to my gains. ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"Parnell, in his ' Hermit,' has the following passage :— ' To clear this doubt, to know the world by sight, To find if books and swains report it right (For ..."

3. A List of the Genera of Birds: With Their Synonyma and an Indication of the by George Robert Gray (1841)
"AMMODRAMUS, swains. (1827). Oriolus, Gm. Fringilla, Wils. Passerina, Vieill. ... C. melanotis, (swains.) GR Gray. swains. 2 Cent. and a Quart., p. 314. fig. ..."

4. English Lyrics: Chaucer to Poe, 1340-1809 by William Ernest Henley (1897)
"Come, shepherd swains, come, nymphs, and all a-row To help me cry ; Dead is my Love, and, seeing She is so, Lo, now I die ! 152 SISTER, AWAKE SISTER, ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"Parnell, in his ' Hermit,' has the following passage :— ' To clear this doubt, to know the world by sight, To find if books and swains report it right (For ..."

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