swallows

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swallow \Swal"low\, noun [OE. swalowe, AS. swalewe, swealwe; akin to D. zwaluw, OHG. swalawa, G. schwalbe, Icel. & Sw. svala, Dan. svale.]

1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family {Hirundinidae}, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.

Note: The most common North American species are the barn swallow (see under {Barn}), the cliff, or eaves, swallow (see under {Cliff}), the white-bellied, or tree, swallow ({Tachycineta bicolor}), and the bank swallow (see under {Bank}). The common European swallow ({Chelidon rustica}), and the window swallow, or martin ({Chelidon urbica}), are familiar species.

2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.

3. (Naut.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

{Swallow plover} (Zool.), any one of several species of fork-tailed ploverlike birds of the genus {Glareola}, as {Glareola orientalis} of India; a pratincole.

{Swallow shrike} (Zool.), any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic birds of the family {Artamiidae}, allied to the shrikes but similar to swallows in appearance and habits. The ashy swallow shrike ({Artamus fuscus}) is common in India.

{Swallow warbler} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of East Indian and Australian singing birds of the genus {Dicaeum}. They are allied to the honeysuckers.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swallow \Swal"low\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Swallowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swallowing}.] [OE. swolewen, swolwen, swolhen, AS. swelgan; akin to D. zwelgen, OHG. swelahan, swelgan, G. schwelgen to feast, to revel, Icel. svelgia to swallow, SW. sv[aum]lja, Dan. svaelge. Cf. {Groundsel} a plant.]

1. To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.

As if I had swallowed snowballs for pills. --Shak.

2. To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up. --Milton.

The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses. --Num. xvi. 32.

3. To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.

Though that story . . . be not so readily swallowed. --Sir T. Browne.

4. To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.

Homer excels . . . in this, that he swallowed up the honor of those who succeeded him. --Pope.

5. To occupy; to take up; to employ.

The necessary provision of the life swallows the greatest part of their time. --Locke.

6. To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.

Corruption swallowed what the liberal hand Of bounty scattered. --Thomson.

7. To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions. "Swallowed his vows whole." --Shak.

8. To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.

Syn: To absorb; imbibe; ingulf; engross; consume. See {Absorb}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swallow \Swal"low\, verb (used without an object) To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swallow \Swal"low\, noun

1. The act of swallowing.

2. The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.

3. Taste; relish; inclination; liking. [Colloq.]

I have no swallow for it. --Massinger.

4. Capacity for swallowing; voracity.

There being nothing too gross for the swallow of political rancor. --Prof. Wilson.

5. As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.

6. That which ingulfs; a whirlpool. [Obs.] --Fabyan.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

swallow

noun

1: a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale" [syn: {swallow}, {sup}]

2: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips" [syn: {swallow}, {drink}, {deglutition}]

3: small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

verb

1: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!" [syn: {swallow}, {get down}]

2: engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"

3: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter" [syn: {immerse}, {swallow}, {swallow up}, {bury}, {eat up}]

4: utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"

5: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words" [syn: {swallow}, {take back}, {unsay}, {withdraw}]

6: keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"

7: tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies" [syn: {accept}, {live with}, {swallow}]

8: believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
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Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

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Representative Number : TSR58

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