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Sweepy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sweepy Moving with a sweeping motion. "The branches bend before their sweepy away."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sweepy Bending or swaying; sweeping.
    • sweepy Protuberant; bulging; strutting.
    • sweepy Curving; having long bends or turns.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sweepy swaying, sweeping, curving
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swápan; Ger. schweifen, Cf. Swoop.

Usage

In literature:

But at last I got it done, and Rowley stood up with rather a red face from tacking the sweepy, lacey thing that had come undone.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
The river's opening breast some upward plied, And some came gliding down the sweepy tide.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
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In news:

Mope Rock king Morrissey's got something new to be sad about — and those seeing him in concert in the coming weeks might notice that his sweeping onstage hand gestures might not be so sweepy.
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