noun, Chiefly Northeastern U.S.
a low place in a tract of land, usually moister and often having ranker vegetation than the adjacent higher land.
a valleylike intersection of two slopes in a piece of land.
a moist depression in a tract of land, usually with rank vegetation
(as modifier): swell and swale topography
noun 1. a breed of small hardy sheep kept esp in northern England for its coarse wool which is used for making tweeds and carpets
adjective acronym 1. sealed with a loving kiss: sometimes written on the back of envelopes
noun, British. 1. an underground stream. 2. an opening through which a stream descends underground.
verb (used with object) 1. to take into the stomach by drawing through the throat and esophagus with a voluntary muscular action, as food, drink, or other substances. 2. to take in so as to envelop; withdraw from sight; assimilate or absorb: He was swallowed by the crowd. 3. to accept without question or suspicion. […]