Sward (?), n. [AS. sweard skin, covering; akin to OFries. swarge, D. zwoord, G. schwarte, Icel. svorr skin, sward of the earth.]

1.

Skin; covering.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

2.

The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass; turf.

The sward was trim as any garden lawn. Tennyson.

Sward pork, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.]

 

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Sward, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swarded (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swarding.]

To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward.

Mortimer.

 

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