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Definition of Swallow
SwallowSwallow Swal"low, n. [OE. swalowe, AS. swalewe, swealwe; akin
to D. zwaluw, OHG. swalawa, G. schwalbe, Icel. & Sw. svala,
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds
of the family Hirundinid[ae], especially one of those
species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have
long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and
gracefulness of their flight.
Note: The most common North American species are the barn
swallow (see under Barn), the cliff, or eaves,
swallow (see under Cliff), the white-bellied, or
tree, swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), and the bank
swallow (see under Bank). The common European swallow
(Chelidon rustica), and the window swallow, or martin
(Chelidon urbica), are familiar species.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which
resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the
common American chimney swallow, or swift.
3. (Naut.) The aperture in a block through which the rope
reeves. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Swallow plover (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
fork-tailed ploverlike birds of the genus Glareola, as
G. orientalis of India; a pratincole.
Swallow shrike (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
East Indian and Asiatic birds of the family
Artamiid[ae], allied to the shrikes but similar to
swallows in appearance and habits. The ashy swallow shrike
(Artamus fuscus) is common in India.
Swallow warbler (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
East Indian and Australian singing birds of the genus
Dic[ae]um. They are allied to the honeysuckers.
Swallow Swal"low, v. i.
To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe
he is unable to swallow.
Swallow Swal"low, n.
1. The act of swallowing.
2. The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
3. Taste; relish; inclination; liking. [Colloq.]
I have no swallow for it. --Massinger.
4. Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
There being nothing too gross for the swallow of
political rancor. --Prof.
5. As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow
6. That which ingulfs; a whirlpool. [Obs.] --Fabyan.
Meaning of Swallow from wikipedia
- The swallows
and martins, or Hirundinidae, are a family
of p****erine birds found around
on all continents except
Antarctica. Highly adapted
, sometimes called deglutition
contexts, is the process
in the human
body that allows
for a substance
to p**** from the...
- The swallow tattoo
was a symbol
to show off their sailing
experience. Of British origin
in the early
days of sailing, it...
- The barn swallow
(Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species
in the world. It is a distinctive
p****erine bird with blue upperparts
- Emily Swallow
18, 1979) is an American
actress. She is best known
for her roles
as Kim Fischer
on The Mentalist
and as Amara
/ The Darkness...
the Sun is a Finnish extreme metal
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- The Swallow
, a type of bird La rondine, a 1917 Italian opera
, a 1961 Chinese
film See also The Swallows
, a music
is a family
of birds. Swallow
may also refer
to: The act of swallowing
from the mouth
to the stomach
- The tree swallow
(Tachycineta bicolor) is a migratory
bird of the family
in the Americas, the tree swallow
was first described
- A sinkhole, also known
as a cenote, sink, sink-hole, swallet, swallow
hole, or doline
(the different terms
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