Swarthier
Swarthy Swarth"y, a. [Compar. {Swarthier}; superl. {Swarthiest}.] [See {Swart}, a.] Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces. ``A swarthy Ethiope.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Their swarthy hosts would darken all our plains. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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