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Definition of "swifts" [swifts]

  • Plural form of swift. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "swifts" in a sentence
  • "They live on the ground among rocks in dry places and are called swifts on account of the speed with which they are able to get over the ground."
  • "Among this number are swallows, incapable of walking and seeking their prey, and the birds called swifts [1651] who live on little insects carried about by the air."
  • "He also likes stepped couplets and quick-fire bursts of poems in short, matched forms, like the ten 8-line "swifts" in Where's the Moon ...."