Swift

HMS Swift was a British destroyer flotilla leader of 2170 tons displacement completed in 1907. She was powered by 30,000 hp engines providing a top speed of 35 knots and was armed with one 6 inch and three 4 inch guns and two torpedo tubes. HMS Swift along with HMS Broke took part with the encounter with German destroyers in the Straits of Dover on...
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Swift

[textiles] For other uses, see Swift (disambiguation) A swift is a tool used to hold a hank of yarn while it is being wound off. It has an adjustable diameter so that it can hold hanks of many sizes, and rotates around a central rod. They are generally made out of wood or metal, however other materials may also be used. In the 18th and 19th...
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Swift

(system of electronic bank transfers)
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SWIFT

Abbreviation for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. A non-profit Electronic Trade Confirmation System that provides secure messaging services and interface software to financial institutions globally.
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swift

[n] - United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903) 2. [n] - an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745) 3. [n] - small plain-colored bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
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SWIFT

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. International body which sets protocols and standards for international payment systems, such as electronic money transfers.
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Swift

Swift adjective [ Compar. Swifter ; superl. Swiftest .] [ Anglo-Saxon swift ; akin to swāpan to sweep, swipu a whip; confer swīfan to move quickly, to revolve. See Swoop ,
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Swift

Swift adverb Swiftly. [ Obsolete or Poetic] Shak. « Ply swift and strong the oar.» Southey.
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Swift

Swift noun 1. The current of a stream. [ R.] Walton. 2. (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family Micropodidæ . In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles an...
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swift

1. The current of a stream. ... 2. <ornithology> Any one of numerous species of small, long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family Micropodidae. In form and habits the swifts resemble swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely different group allied to the humming birds. ... ...
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swift

noun a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
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Swift

noun United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
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Swift

• (n.) A reel, or turning instrument, for winding yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural. • (v. i.) Moving a great distance in a short time; moving with celerity or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; speedy; prompt. • (n.) The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine. • (adv.) Swiftly. • (v. i.) Of short continua...
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swift

any of about 75 species of agile, fast-flying birds of the family Apodidae (sometimes Micropodidae), in the order Apodiformes, which also includes ... [5 related articles]
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swift

any of approximately 500 species of insects in the order Lepidoptera that are some of the largest moths, with wingspans of more than 22.5 cm (9 ... [2 related articles]
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SWIFT

See: Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications
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Swift

Swift is a cultivated variety of potato.
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SWIFT

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. A nonprofit organization that maintains a network for the international exchange of payment instructions between banks and other institutions. Payments between SWIFT member banks are handled over domestic funds clearing systems such as Fed Wire (which see in the hard copy dictionary).
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Swift

An adjustable frame for holding a skein of yarn.
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swift

swift, common name for small, swallowlike birds related to the hummingbird and found all over the world, chiefly in the tropics. They range in size from 6 to 12 in. (15–30 cm) in length. Swifts have long wings and small feet and can perch only on vertical surfaces. They scoop up insects in the...
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Swift

Swift is British slang for to give false evidence.
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Swift

The Swift (Cypselidae) is a family of about 100 species of Picarian birds. They are similar to the Swallow, with long, narrow wings, forked tail, and a beak slit to the level of the eyes.
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swift

Fast-flying, short-legged bird of the family Apodidae, order Apodiformes, of which there are about 75 species, found largely in the tropics. They are 9–23 cm/4–11 in long, with brown or grey plumage, long, pointed wings, and usually a forked tail. They are capable of flying at 110 kph/70 mph. The nests of the grey-rump...
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SWIFT

This is an inter-bank communication system and stands for Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. Every message is sent in a standard format. This allows the banks' computers to read the messages and to keep the information in their computer systems. This helps to get rid of human errors and reduces the length of time it takes...
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Swift

[Lunar crater] A Volvo truck pulling a 4 axle trailer. This is the most common configuration in Sweden. It`s 24 meters long with an allowed gross weight of 60 metric tons. The trailer is allowed to gross 36 tons, and the truck 26 tons. Both the truck and trailer is 4.5 meters high which is the free height under bridges. ...
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