Bank swallow - () See under 1st Bank, n.
Cobwall - (n.) A wall made of clay mixed with straw.
Enwall - (v. t.) See Inwall.
Enwallow - (v. t.) To plunge into, or roll in, flith; to wallow.
Gadwall - (n.) A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found
in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.
Hickwall - (n.) Alt. of Hickway
Inwalled - (imp. & p. p.) of Inwall
Inwalling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Inwall
Inwall - (v. t.) To inclose or fortify as with a wall.
Inwall - (n.) An inner wall; specifically (Metal.), the inner wall, or
lining, of a blast furnace.
Mudwall - (n.) The European bee-eater. See Bee-eater.
Outwall - (n.) The exterior wall; the outside surface, or appearance.
Pot-walloper - (n.) A voter in certain boroughs of England, where, before
the passage of the reform bill of 1832, the qualification for suffrage
was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months.
Pot-walloper - (n.) One who cleans pots; a scullion.
Sea swallow - () The common tern.
Sea swallow - () The storm petrel.
Sea swallow - () The gannet.
Sea swallow - () See Cornish chough, under Chough.
Sea wall - () A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.
Sea-walled - (a.) Surrounded, bounded, or protected by the sea, as if by
Setwall - (n.) A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities
(Valeriana officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica).
Swallet - (n.) Water breaking in upon the miners at their work; -- so
called among tin miners.
Swallow - (n.) 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.
Swallow - (n.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the
true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney
swallow, or swift.
Swallow - (n.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
Swallowed - (imp. & p. p.) of Swallow
Swallowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swallow
Swallow - (v. t.) To take into the stomach; to receive through the
gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
Swallow - (v. t.) To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb --
usually followed by up.
Swallow - (v. t.) To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without
examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
Swallow - (v. t.) To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.
Swallow - (v. t.) To occupy; to take up; to employ.
Swallow - (v. t.) To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
Swallow - (v. t.) To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
Swallow - (v. t.) To put up with; to bear patiently or without
retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
Swallow - (v. i.) To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so
severe he is unable to swallow.
Swallow - (n.) The act of swallowing.
Swallow - (n.) The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
Swallow - (n.) Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
Swallow - (n.) Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
Swallow - (n.) As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow
Swallow - (n.) That which ingulfs; a whirlpool.
Swallower - (n.) One who swallows; also, a glutton.
Swallowfish - (n.) The European sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). It
has large pectoral fins.
Swallowtail - (n.) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See
Swallowtail - (n.) A species of willow.
Swallowtail - (n.) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front
forming a reentrant angle; -- so called from its form. Called also
Swallowtail - (n.) A swallow-tailed coat.
Swallowtail - (n.) An arrow.
Swallowtail - (n.) Any one of numerous species of large and handsome
butterflies, belonging to Papilio and allied genera, in which the
posterior border of each hind wing is prolongated in the form of a long
Swallow-tailed - (a.) Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a
swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts;
as, a swallow-tailed coat.
Swallow-tailed - (a.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed.
Swallowwort - (n.) See Celandine.
Swallowwort - (n.) A poisonous plant (Vincetoxicum officinale) of the
Milkweed family, at one time used in medicine; -- also called white
Towall - (n.) A towel.
Uckewallist - (n.) One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated
in 1637, and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the
Mennonists. In addition, however, they held that Judas and the
murderers of Christ were saved. So called from the founder of the sect,
Ucke Wallis, a native of Friesland.
Walled - (imp. & p. p.) of Wall
Walling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wall
Wallaba - (n.) A leguminous tree (Eperua falcata) of Demerara, with
pinnate leaves and clusters of red flowers. The reddish brown wood is
used for palings and shingles.
Wallabies - (pl. ) of Wallaby
Wallaby - (n.) Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the
genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the
smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (H. Bennettii) and the pademelon
(H. thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and
Wallah - (n.) A black variety of the jaguar; -- called also tapir tiger.
Wallaroo - (n.) Any one of several species of kangaroos of the genus
Macropus, especially M. robustus, sometimes called the great wallaroo.
Wallbird - (n.) The spotted flycatcher.
Waller - (n.) One who builds walls.
Waller - (n.) The wels.
Wallerian degeneration - () A form of degeneration occurring in nerve
fibers as a result of their division; -- so called from Dr. Waller, who
published an account of it in 1850.
Wallet - (n.) A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for
carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's
receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.
Wallet - (n.) A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.
Wallet - (n.) Anything protuberant and swagging.
Walleteer - (n.) One who carries a wallet; a foot traveler; a tramping
Wall-eye - (n.) An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or
whitish color; -- said usually of horses.
Wall-eye - (n.) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum)
having large and prominent eyes; -- called also glasseye, pike perch,
yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch.
Wall-eye - (n.) A California surf fish (Holconotus argenteus).
Wall-eye - (n.) The alewife; -- called also wall-eyed herring.
Wall-eyed - (a.) Having an eye of a very light gray or whitish color.
Wallflower - (n.) A perennial, cruciferous plant (Cheiranthus Cheiri),
with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from yellow to orange and
deep red. In Europe it very common on old walls.
Wallflower - (n.) A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because
not asked to dance, remains a spectator.
Wallhick - (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dryobates minor).
Walling - (n.) The act of making a wall or walls.
Walling - (n.) Walls, in general; material for walls.
Walloons - (n. pl.) A Romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium
which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liege, and Luxembourg,
and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this
people. Used also adjectively.
Wallop - (v. i.) To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.
Wallop - (n.) A quick, rolling movement; a gallop.
Walloped - (imp. & p. p.) of Wallop
Walloping - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wallop
Wallop - (v. i.) To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and
rolling, with noise.
Wallop - (v. i.) To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
Wallop - (v. i.) To be slatternly.
Wallop - (v. t.) To beat soundly; to flog; to whip.
Wallop - (v. t.) To wrap up temporarily.