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swash

n. [cf. W3 swash channel a narrow channel of water between a sand bank and the shore] n. a mangrove swamp (usually under shallow water): 1910 The "swash" on the west coast of Andros (Northrop 31). (Black)

—v. [OED, to dash or splash (water) about] 1. to splash: 1895 'E git de hot vwater . . . 'e swash on B' Tiger (Edwards 64). (Black)

2. also swash down to wash (a floor) with a brush and a lot of water. (Gen.)

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-31 19:40
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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