swarth

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Noun[edit]

swarth (countable and uncountable, plural swarthes or swarths)

  1. Alternative form of sward
    • Herman Melville
      Last year's scythes flung down, and left in the half-cut swarths.
    • Cowper
      Grassy swarth, close cropped by nibbling sheep.
  2. An apparition of a person about to die; a wraith.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)

Adjective[edit]

swarth (comparative more swarth, superlative most swarth)

  1. (archaic) swarthy
    • Chapman
      A swarth complexion.

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