Swoopstake \Swoop"stake`\, n. See {Sweepstake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Swoopstake — Swoop stake , adv. Altogether; indiscriminately. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swoopstake — adverb Etymology: alteration of sweepstake Date: 1602 obsolete in an indiscriminate manner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swoopstake — in an indiscriminate manner Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • swoopstake — adverb Etymology: irregular (influenced by swoop) (I) from sweepstake obsolete : in the manner of a sweepstake : indiscriminately …   Useful english dictionary

  • swoopstake-like — swoopˈstake like see under ↑soop • • • Main Entry: ↑swoop …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forthright's Forsoothery — Zounds! Whosoever shall gaze hither may find a trove of long lost words and betimes cry, Heyday! or Gramercy! No, seriously, though: This word list exemplifies forsoothery (sometimes also known as gadzookery ): archaic terms, especially as used… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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