“Here, you, get a swab and mop that up,” I commanded in my harshest manner.
Then clear out on deck and swab the curry off your face, you beast!
How could I permit that swab to mock me and abuse my father as a thief?
Ill teach you how to sail a schooner and how to go about barefoot and swab decks.
A line bent to the eye of a swab for dipping it overboard in washing it.