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ID #5886

swinge

v. 1. [Atlantic (Hancock 1969:40); OED idem obs. → 1790, now dial. in Brit. and US (ADD)] to singe or scorch: 1918 Caught a fine coon, an’ I'm goin' to make a fine fire tonight, an’ have it swinge (Parsons 77). (Gen.)

2. to wilt (a plant) over heat. = WINGE (Black)

n. burnt rice at the bottom of the pot. cf. BUNBUN POTCAKE¹ (Black)

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-31 20:07
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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