Sweal (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swealed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swealing.] [OE. swelen to burn, AS. swelan; akin to G. schwelen to burn slowly, schwül sultry, Icel. svaela a thick smoke.]

To melt and run down, as the tallow of a candle; to waste away without feeding the flame.

[Written also swale.]

Sir W. Scott.


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Sweal, v. t.

To singe; to scorch; to swale; as, to sweal a pig by singeing off the hair.


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