Sward pork
Sward Sward, n. [AS. sweard skin, covering; akin to OFries. swarge, D. zwoord, G. schwarte, Icel. sv["o]r?r skin, sward of the earth.] 1. Skin; covering. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass; turf. [1913 Webster]

The sward was trim as any garden lawn. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Sward pork}, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Sward — Sward, n. [AS. sweard skin, covering; akin to OFries. swarge, D. zwoord, G. schwarte, Icel. sv[ o]r?r skin, sward of the earth.] 1. Skin; covering. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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