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Definition of "sweal" []

  • To burn slowly. (verb)
  • To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; waste away without fedding the flame. (verb)
  • To singe; scorch; dress (as a hog) with burning or singeing. (verb)
  • To consume with fire; burn. (verb)
  • To make disappear; cause to waste away; diminish; reduce. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sweal" in a sentence
  • "To swell and to sweal; and this soon he found out,"
  • ""And now that you are come in, Mr Henry," said the cross old woman, "what for do you no tak up your candle and gang to your bed? and mind ye dinna let the candle sweal as ye gang alang the wainscot parlour, and haud a 'the house scouring to get out the grease again.""
  • "To day let us caper and sweal out life's taper, __"
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