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Meaning of SWALE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swale\, n. [Cf. Icel. svalr cool, svala to cool.]
    A valley or low place; a tract of low, and usually wet, land;
    a moor; a fen. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]
    
    
  2. \Swale\, v. i. & t.
    To melt and waste away; to singe. See {Sweal}, v.
    
    
  3. \Swale\, n.
    A gutter in a candle. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A hollow or depression, especially one in wet, marshy ground.
    1. A long, narrow, shallow, natural depression in the land.
    2. An artificial depression excavated to carry water across a region during times of rainfall.
 

 

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