Swinking
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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swonk — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swonken — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swink — swinker, n. /swingk/, v.i., swank or swonk, swonken, swinking, n. Brit. Archaic. labor; toil. [bef. 900; ME swinken, OE swincan; akin to SWING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • swink — 1. noun /swɪŋk/lang=en toil, work, drudgery Dead on this homecoming cue Jack came home, his hands sheerfree of salesman’s swink, ready for Enderby. 2. verb /swɪŋk/lang=en to labour, to work hard And on this board were frightful …   Wiktionary

  • swink — /swɪŋk/ (say swingk) Obsolete –verb (i) (swank or swonk, swonken, swinking) 1. to labour; toil. –noun 2. labour; toil. {Middle English; Old English swincan} –swinker, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • swink — [swiŋk] n., vi. swinked or swank, swinking [ME swinken < OE swincan: for IE base see SWING] Archaic labor; toil …   English World dictionary

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