Definition of Swifters

1. swifter [n] - See also: swifter



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swifters

sweys
swidden
swiddens
swies
swift
swift boat
swift boating
swiftboat
swiftboated
swiftboating
swiftboats
swifted
swifter
swiftered
swiftering
swifters (current term)
swiftest
swifting
swiftlet
swiftlets
swiftly
swiftness
swiftnesses
swifts
swigged
swiggers
swigging
swiggle

Literary usage of Swifters

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

1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"Girt the rigging with three fore and aft swifters—one by the shear rail, ... Sometimes swifters are not used, but the ratlines are never so square, ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"Girt the rigging with three fore and aft swifters—one by the shear rail, ... Two swifters on each side are suflicient for the topmast rigging. ..."

3. Wooden Shipbuilding: A Comprehensive Manual for Wooden Shipbuilders, to edited by William John Thompson (1918)
"Swallow.— The space or opening in a block which takes the rope before it passes over the sheave. swifters.— The forward shrouds of a lower mast on the port ..."

4. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"... the falls of the swifters—half-worne ; the pennants of the swifters—half-worne ; the backe- stayes—decayed—xvii fa ..."

5. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"Girt the rigging with three fore and aft swifters—one by the shear rail, ... Sometimes swifters are not used, but the ratlines are never so square, ..."

6. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"Girt the rigging with three fore and aft swifters—one by the shear rail, ... Two swifters on each side are suflicient for the topmast rigging. ..."

7. Wooden Shipbuilding: A Comprehensive Manual for Wooden Shipbuilders, to edited by William John Thompson (1918)
"Swallow.— The space or opening in a block which takes the rope before it passes over the sheave. swifters.— The forward shrouds of a lower mast on the port ..."

8. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"... the falls of the swifters—half-worne ; the pennants of the swifters—half-worne ; the backe- stayes—decayed—xvii fa ..."

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