Swad (?), n. [Probably fr. AS. sweian to bind.] [Written also swod.]

1.

A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease.

[Prov. Eng.]

Swad, in the north, is a peascod shell -- thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow. Blount.

2.

A clown; a country bumpkin.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Country swains, and silly swads."

Greene.

There was one busy fellow was their leader, A blunt, squat swad, but lower than yourself. B. Jonson.

3.

A lump of mass; also, a crowd.

[Low, U.S.]

4. Coal Mining

A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam.

Raymond.

 

© Webster 1913.

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