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- (obsolete outside dialects) To die.
- (obsolete outside dialects) To succumb or be overcome with emotion, heat, etc.; to faint or swelter
1567 Arthur Golding; Ovid's Metamorphoses Bk. 1; line 571:
Immediatly in smoldering heate of Love the t'one did swelt,
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
- (obsolete) simple past tense of