Definition of Swiving

1. Verb. (present participle of swive) ¹



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Definition of Swiving

1. swive [v] - See also: swive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swiving

swivel
swivel-hipped
swivel chair
swivel chairs
swivel gun
swivel pin
swiveled
swiveling
swivelled
swivelling
swivelly
swivels
swives
swivet
swivets
swiving (current term)
swiz
swizz
swizzed
swizzes
swizzing
swizzle
swizzle stick
swizzle sticks
swizzled
swizzler
swizzlers
swizzles
swizzling
swob

Literary usage of Swiving

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1. Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., Used by Georgina Frederica Jackson (1879)
"See swiving-hook, below. ... most part Welshmen, go—at harvest-time—in gangs to the farm-houses to be hired for reaping. Cf. Shearers. swiving-HOOK, #1>. ..."

2. Jyl of Breyntfords Testament by Robert Copland, Geoffrey Chaucer, George Gascoigne (1871)
"Following it is the incomplete Maidenhead-Balade that disputes with the swiving one the title to being Chaucer's. Either or both may well have been written ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"*swiving. Mowing with a reap-hook [BN 37]. Swob. (i) A very awkward fellow, who seems fit only for coarse drudgery. It is our form of the sea-term ..."

4. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1851)
"... and swiving, Gentle Kitt, learne more witt then goe a wiving. The minstrell was an asse And liv'd by scraping, His lusty kindred was Not worth the ..."

5. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1851)
"... and swiving, Gentle Kitt, learne more witt then goe a wiving. The minstrell was an asse And liv'd by scraping, His lusty kindred was Not worth the ..."

6. Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse by Thomas Robert Smith (1922)
"... alway thy palace was filled: Then that thou learn of these which were most potent of swiving, Wont wast thou to bespeak, saying to suitors erect:— "Than ..."

7. Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., Used by Georgina Frederica Jackson (1879)
"See swiving-hook, below. ... most part Welshmen, go—at harvest-time—in gangs to the farm-houses to be hired for reaping. Cf. Shearers. swiving-HOOK, #1>. ..."

8. Jyl of Breyntfords Testament by Robert Copland, Geoffrey Chaucer, George Gascoigne (1871)
"Following it is the incomplete Maidenhead-Balade that disputes with the swiving one the title to being Chaucer's. Either or both may well have been written ..."

9. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"*swiving. Mowing with a reap-hook [BN 37]. Swob. (i) A very awkward fellow, who seems fit only for coarse drudgery. It is our form of the sea-term ..."

10. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1851)
"... and swiving, Gentle Kitt, learne more witt then goe a wiving. The minstrell was an asse And liv'd by scraping, His lusty kindred was Not worth the ..."

11. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1851)
"... and swiving, Gentle Kitt, learne more witt then goe a wiving. The minstrell was an asse And liv'd by scraping, His lusty kindred was Not worth the ..."

12. Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse by Thomas Robert Smith (1922)
"... alway thy palace was filled: Then that thou learn of these which were most potent of swiving, Wont wast thou to bespeak, saying to suitors erect:— "Than ..."

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