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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Swad \Swad\, noun [Probably fr. AS. swe?ian to bind.] [Written
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.
3. A lump of mass; also, a crowd. [Low, U.S.]
4. (Coal Mining) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a
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