swallow

  1. a small amount of liquid food
  2. small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

Swallow

The swallows and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Swallow is used colloquially in Europe as a synonym for the barn swallow. This family comprises two subfamilies: Pseudochelidoninae (the river martins of the genus Pseudochelidon) and Hirundininae (all o...
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Swallow

• (v. t.) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult. • (n.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, 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 th...
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swallow

1. To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or oesophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink. 'As if I had swallowed snowballs for pills.' (Shak) ... 2. To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb usually followed by up. 'The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses.' (Num. Xvi. 32) ... 3....
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swallow

swallow up verb enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; `The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter`
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swallow

sup noun a small amount of liquid food; `a sup of ale`
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Swallow

[hieroglyph] The Ancient Egyptian Swallow hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. G36 for swallow birds. The Sparrow hieroglyph appears similar in size and shape, but it is used to represent small, or bad items. The swallow hieroglyph is used in Egyptian hieroglyphs as a phonogram or biliteral for wr-(or ur), and means items that are `great`...
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Swallow

[keelboat] The Swallow (also known as the National Swallow) is a type of one-design keelboat that was used as a two-man Olympic class for the 1948 Olympics. It is now sailed with three crew. The main fleet is at Itchenor in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex, with a smaller fleet at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.There are around 40 active boats.As a Nati...
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Swallow

[sailboat] ==Discovery== In May 1991, three hundred years of silence was shattered with the discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan. Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American archeological finds of the twentieth century, the African Burial Ground discovery redefined the history of New York and exposed an ...
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Swallow

Swal'low intransitive verb To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow .
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Swallow

Swal'low noun [ Middle English swalowe , Anglo-Saxon swalewe , swealwe ; akin to Dutch zwaluw , Old High German swalawa , German schwalbe , Icelandic & Swedish svala , Danish svale .] 1. (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of ...
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Swallow

Swal'low noun 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 ...
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Swallow

Swal'low transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Swallowed ; present participle & verbal noun Swallowing .] [ Middle English swolewen , swolwen , swolhen , Anglo-Saxon swelgan ; akin to Dutch zwelge...
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swallow

Any bird of the family Hirundinidae of small, insect-eating birds in the order Passeriformes, with long, narrow wings, and deeply forked tails. Swallows feed while flying, capturing winged insects in the mouth, which is lined with bristles made viscid (sticky) by a salivary secretion
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swallow

any of the 74 species of the bird family Hirundinidae (order Passeriformes). A few, including the bank swallow, are called martins (see martin; see ... [4 related articles]
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Swallow

Swallow was slang for a female KGB agent who seduced men for purposes of espionage.
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swallow

swallow, common name for small perching birds of almost worldwide distribution. There are about 100 species of swallows, including the martins, which belong to the same family. Swallows have long, narrow wings, forked tails, and weak feet. They are extremely graceful in flight, making abrupt changes...
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Swallow

The Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is a migratory bird of the family Hirundinidae native to Europe, Asia and Africa, visiting Britain in April and staying until late September. The upper parts of the Swallow are uniformly blue-black in colour, with a patch of red on the forehead. The chin is also red, and the underside a general cream colour with a deep...
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Swallow

The USS Swallow was an American Auk Class minesweeper of 890 tons displacement launched and lost during the Second World War. The USS Swallow was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 18 knots and carried a complement of 105. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun and two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns.
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swallow

to move food or drinks down the throat
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swallow

Type: Term Pronunciation: swol′ō Definitions: 1. To pass anything through the fauces, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach; to perform deglutition.
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swallow

[n] - a small amount of liquid food 2. [n] - small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations 3. [n] - the act of swallowing 4. [v] - pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking 5. [v] - engulf and destroy, as if by ingestion 6. [v] - utter indistinctly 7. [v]
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