Thesaurus / swash
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It was for no lucre of gain I took you and your swash-buckler, your Don Diego yonder, under my poor roof.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
Here were poor innocent working men, and here was this bloodthirsty swash-buckler inciting their own brothers to slay them.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
Ben Gile began to swash his bucket up and down, up and down, in the stream until the water fairly rocked.
LITTLE BUSYBODIESJEANETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS AND JULIA MOODY
One minute I'd see the skipper and the mate h'isted up in the air, hammerin' for dear life, and then, swash!
CAP'N ERIJOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN
Their meek eyes followed him as he stumped into the swash and kicked up two belaying-pins floating in the debris.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
Judith, a buccaneer by nature and by practice, was habitually engaged in swash-bucklering it on a round of visits.
MOUNT MUSICE. OE. SOMERVILLE AND MARTIN ROSS
The bow plunged down, just missing me and sending a swash of water clear over my head.
THE SEA-WOLFJACK LONDON
A huge cheese faced us in almost a swash-buckling way, and I noticed that the professor shivered slightly as he saw it.
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENSP. G. WODEHOUSE
Swash′-lett′ers, Italic capitals with top and bottom flourishes, intended to fill out ugly gaps.
Swish′er, one who swishes or flogs; Swish′-swash, a swishing action or sound: a washy drink.
WORDS RELATED TO SWASH
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