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I'd as soon think of telling the Pope of Rome to empty a pail of swill as I would him.

Jones, annoyed at the swill tossed about, had turned from him.

One day I cooked a squash, putting the parings in a swill pail.

The bread I was able to eat, but could not contrive to drink the swill.

“Finish your swill, and then we can talk,” said Rawley, carelessly.

They water their horses, and then swill their faces in the dregs.

And that swill the Chinaman cooked at dinner-time—what about that?

What, you wish to get into my house to gormandise and swill at my expense.

He does not breathe the tainted air rising from the swill in the door-yard.

That's absurd, for you can feed a cow on swill and still get fourteen per cent.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English swilian, swillan "to wash, gargle," with no certain cognates, but probably from Proto-Germanic *sweljanan, related to the root of swallow (v.). Meaning "drink greedily" is from 1530s. Related: Swilled; swilling.

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