Definition of Swifts

1. Noun. (plural of swift) ¹



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Definition of Swifts

1. swift [n] - See also: swift

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swifts

swiftboated
swiftboating
swiftboats
swifted
swifter
swiftered
swiftering
swifters
swiftest
swifting
swiftlet
swiftlets
swiftly
swiftness
swiftnesses
swifts (current term)
swigged
swiggers
swigging
swiggle
swigs
swike
swill down
swilled
swiller
swillers
swilling

Literary usage of Swifts

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

1. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"The Generic Name of the swifts.—As is well known, Micropus (although in use for a genus of plants) has of recent years been put forward by some systematists ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"The seventy-five known species of swifts are distributed throughout the greater part of ... swifts arc generally found associated in scattered companies, ..."

3. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"Those of the former genus may be termed the Small-scaled swifts, owing to the minute character of the scales covering the greater ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"Mr. Ridgway has also described two new swifts,3 one, ... 3 Description of two supposed New Species of swifts. By Robert Ridgway. Hid., XVI, pp. 43, 44. ..."

5. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1902)
"ÍE : swifts. liK.Y TO C.KNF.KA. ... but little that is peculiar lias been discov ered about its habits except that it is less noisy than most of the swifts. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1853)
"This protects the slender reels or swifts from the knees of the operatives. These swifts have a strong wooden shaft b, with an iron axis passing ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The swifts have a generally swallow-like aspect. The bill is very small, ... In the typical swifts the tail is long and forked, in others it is short, ..."

8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The swifts have a generally swallow-like aspect. The bill is very small, ... In the typical swifts the tail is long and forked, in others it is short, ..."

9. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"The Generic Name of the swifts.—As is well known, Micropus (although in use for a genus of plants) has of recent years been put forward by some systematists ..."

10. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"The seventy-five known species of swifts are distributed throughout the greater part of ... swifts arc generally found associated in scattered companies, ..."

11. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"Those of the former genus may be termed the Small-scaled swifts, owing to the minute character of the scales covering the greater ..."

12. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"Mr. Ridgway has also described two new swifts,3 one, ... 3 Description of two supposed New Species of swifts. By Robert Ridgway. Hid., XVI, pp. 43, 44. ..."

13. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1902)
"ÍE : swifts. liK.Y TO C.KNF.KA. ... but little that is peculiar lias been discov ered about its habits except that it is less noisy than most of the swifts. ..."

14. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1853)
"This protects the slender reels or swifts from the knees of the operatives. These swifts have a strong wooden shaft b, with an iron axis passing ..."

15. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The swifts have a generally swallow-like aspect. The bill is very small, ... In the typical swifts the tail is long and forked, in others it is short, ..."

16. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The swifts have a generally swallow-like aspect. The bill is very small, ... In the typical swifts the tail is long and forked, in others it is short, ..."

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