Definition of Swelchie

1. a whirlpool [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swelchie

sweetweed
sweetwood
sweetwood bark
sweetwoods
sweetwort
sweetworts
sweety
sweigh
sweight
sweinmote
sweinmotes
sweir
sweirer
sweirest
sweirt
swelchie (current term)
swelchies
swell
swell box
swell organ
swell up
swellable
swelldom
swelldoms
swelled
swelled head
swellegant
sweller
swellers
swellest

Literary usage of Swelchie

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"There is alfo in this firth the swelchie of Stroma, a.very dangerous place at the north end of the ifle of Stroma, where there is a meeting of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"... to tho whirlpool of the swelchie off Strom», and the Merry lilen of Mey ... particular vortex — the swelchie — an additional and more important office, ..."

3. Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness, from the Tenth Century by James Traill Calder (1887)
"But the most interesting association of the "swelchie" is the story of its origin, which is given in old Norse legend. The "Younger Edda" contains a famous ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are ...by John Jamieson by John Jamieson (1818)
"... are seated on the ground, and holding a stick between them, each tries who shall first draw the other up ; Fife. swelchie, ». A seal. V. SELCH. Brand. ..."

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