Sweeny Swee"ny, n. (Far.) An atrophy of the muscles of the shoulder in horses; also, atrophy of any muscle in horses. [Written also {swinney}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • sweeny — swee·ny also swee·ney swē nē or swin·ney swin ē n, pl sweenies also sweeneys or swinneys an atrophy of the shoulder muscles of a horse broadly any muscular atrophy of a horse * * * swee·ny (sweґne) suprascapular paralysis …   Medical dictionary

  • sweeny — n. atrophy of the shoulder muscles in horses (Veterinary Med) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sweeny — swee·ny …   English syllables

  • sweeny — swee•ny or swee•ney [[t]ˈswi ni[/t]] n. vet atrophy of the shoulder muscles in horses • Etymology: 1820–30, amer.; cf. dial. G Schweine, PaG Schwinne …   From formal English to slang

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