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Swill Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    swill n : wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk [syn: slop, slops, pigswill, pigwash] v
  1. feed pigs [syn: slop]
  2. drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink) [syn: swill down]
Swill Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Swill \Swill\, v. i. To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess. --South.
Swill Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Swill \Swill\, n.
  1. The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; -- called also swillings.
  2. Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.
Swill Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Swill \Swill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Swilling.] [OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian.]
  1. To wash; to drench. [Obs.] As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean. --Shak.
  2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See Swill, n.] To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily. Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and cider. --Smollett.
  3. To inebriate; to fill with drink. I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence Of such late wassailers. --Milton.
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  • Swill: Swill is a mixture of solid and liquid food scraps fed to pigs, or any disgusting or distasteful liquid. Swill may also refer to: ...
  • Swill (Ten Foot Pole album): Swill is Ten Foot Pole 's first recording on the band's own label, Ten Foot Records. Track listing ": "People Like You" - 2:06" "Skywalker" - 2: ...
  • Six o'clock swill: The six o'clock swill was the last-minute rush to buy drinks at a hotel bar before it closed. During a significant part of the 20th ...
  • Jack Swilling: name Jack Swilling | lived 1830-1878 | image Image:Jack Swilling. JPG | 300px caption Jack Swilling in his only known photograph, date ...
  • Pat Swilling: position Linebacker | number 56 | birthdate 1964 | 10 | 25 Toccoa, Georgia | debutyear 1986 | finalyear 1998 | draftyear 1986 | draftround ...
  • Jerry Kenneth "Ken" Swilling: Name Ken Swilling | DateOfBirth 1970 | 09 | 25 | Birthplace Toccoa, Georgia | DateofDeath | Position Defensive Back | heightft 6 | ...

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* If I had to choose between putting a saloon or a liberal church on a corner, I'd choose the saloon every time. People who drink up the pay check in the saloon are less likely to become Pharisees, thinking that they don't need the Great Physician, than those who weekly swill the soporific doctrine of man's goodness. - Jay Edward Adams


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