Swank
Swink Swink, v. i. [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Or swink with his hands and labor. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

For which men swink and sweat incessantly. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The swinking crowd at every stroke pant ``Ho.'' --Sir Samuel Freguson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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