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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a low area (especially a marshy area between ridges);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swale \Swale\, n. [Cf. Icel. svalr cool, svala to cool.] A valley or low place; a tract of low, and usually wet, land; a moor; a fen. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swale \Swale\, v. i. & t. To melt and waste away; to singe. See Sweal, v. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swale \Swale\, n. A gutter in a candle. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweal \Sweal\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swealed; p. pr. & vb. n. Swealing.] [OE. swelen to burn, AS. swelan; akin to G. schwelen to burn slowly, schw["u]l sultry, Icel. svaela a thick smoke.] To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to waste away without feeding the flame. [Written also swale.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]




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