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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

sward

PRONUNCIATION:
(sward)

MEANING:
noun: The grassy surface of land: turf.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English sweard (skin, rind).

USAGE:
"While one man's six might bring cheers from the crowd, it brings fear for Mike Robins and his neighbours. They live next to the green sward of Alphington Cricket Club."
Neighbours 'Under Siege' From Cricket Club's Hard And High Balls; Express & Echo (Exeter, UK); Aug 5, 2010.

See more usage examples of sward in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. -William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616)

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