Swad (?), n. [Probably fr. AS. sweian to bind.] [Written also swod.]
A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease.
Swad, in the north, is a peascod shell -- thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow.
A clown; a country bumpkin.
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.] "Country swains, and silly swads
There was one busy fellow was their leader,
A blunt, squat swad, but lower than yourself.
A lump of mass; also, a crowd.
4. Coal Mining
A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam.
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