What does the word Swale mean?

Usage examples for Swale

  1. As we near the ridge and prepare to deploy, excitement is subdued but intense- Buffalo Bill plunging along beside us on a strawberry roan, sixteen hands high, gets a trifle of a lead, but we go tearing up the crest in a compact body, reach it, rein up, amazed and disgusted- not an Indian to be seen for two miles across the intervening " swale." – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
  2. Straight through this swale the Khatkans set course. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  3. The attention of the wayfarer was hereabout always directed to a small stream, which the road crossed, flowing out of Lake Willcocks: and then a short distance further on, he was desired to notice a slight swale or shallow morass on the left. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding