Definition of Swingling

1. swingle [v] - See also: swingle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swingling

swinging post
swinging the lead
swingingest
swingingly
swingings
swingism
swingisms
swingle
swinglebar
swinglebars
swingled
swingles
swingletree
swingletrees
swinglike
swingling (current term)
swingman
swingmen
swingometer
swingometers
swings
swings and roundabouts
swingset
swingsets
swingtree
swingtrees
swingy
swinish
swinishly
swinishness

Literary usage of Swingling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"1. A wooden instrument used for beating flax and scraping from it the woody parts. Also swing-knife, swingle-staff, swingling-knife or -staff. ..."

2. History of Old Chester [N.H.] from 1719 to 1869 by Benjamin Chase (1869)
"The next operation was swingling. A board about seven inches wide and four ... This was a ," swingling board/' A heavy wooden knife about two feet long was ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"1. A wooden instrument used for beating flax and scraping from it the woody parts. Also swing-knife, swingle-staff, swingling-knife or -staff. ..."

4. History of Old Chester [N.H.] from 1719 to 1869 by Benjamin Chase (1869)
"The next operation was swingling. A board about seven inches wide and four ... This was a ," swingling board/' A heavy wooden knife about two feet long was ..."

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