Swad Swad, n. [Probably fr. AS. swe?ian to bind.] [Written also {swod}.] 1. A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

Swad, in the north, is a peascod shell -- thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow. --Blount. [1913 Webster]

2. A clown; a country bumpkin. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] ``Country swains, and silly swads.'' --Greene. [1913 Webster]

There was one busy fellow was their leader, A blunt, squat swad, but lower than yourself. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

3. A lump of mass; also, a crowd. [Low, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Coal Mining) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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