swanking

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

Swink \Swink\, verb (used without an object) [imp. {Swank}, {Swonk}; p. p. {Swonken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swinking}.] [AS. swincan, akin to swingan. See {Swing}.] To labor; to toil; to salve. [Obs. or Archaic]

Or swink with his hands and labor. --Chaucer.

For which men swink and sweat incessantly. --Spenser.

The swinking crowd at every stroke pant "Ho." --Sir Samuel Freguson.

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

swank

adjective

1: imposingly fashionable and elegant; "a swank apartment" [syn: {swank}, {swanky}]

noun

1: elegance by virtue of being fashionable [syn: {chic}, {chicness}, {chichi}, {modishness}, {smartness}, {stylishness}, {swank}, {last word}]

verb

1: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car" [syn: {flaunt}, {flash}, {show off}, {ostentate}, {swank}]

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