Swallet
Swallet Swal"let, n. [Cf. G. schwall a sea swell, from schwellen to swell, E. swell.] Water breaking in upon the miners at their work; -- so called among tin miners. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • swallet — swal·let …   English syllables

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  • Thrupe Lane Swallet — Infobox Cave name = Thrupe Lane Swallet aos = Somerset interest = Geological depth = 120 metres length = 1417 metres location=Croscombe notified=1992 coordinates = gbmapping|ST603458 geology = Limestone http://www.natureonthemap.org.uk/map.aspx?… …   Wikipedia

  • Longwood Swallet — Infobox Cave name =Longwood Swallet photo = LongwoodSwallet.jpg caption = location = Charterhouse, Somerset depth =175m length =1.65km coordinates =gbmapping|ST48615571 survey = discovery = 1944 geology =Limestone number of entrances = difficulty …   Wikipedia

  • Upper Flood Swallet — Infobox Cave name =Upper Flood Swallet photo = caption = location = Charterhouse, Somerset depth = 110m length = 3.2km coordinates =gbmapping|ST50575576 survey = discovery = 3 October 1968 [ [http://www.mendipcavinggroup.org.uk/ufs.html Mendip… …   Wikipedia

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