Part of speech: noun

Low, marshy ground.

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Usage examples "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", Charles King.
  2. Straight through this swale the Khatkans set course. - "Voodoo Planet", 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", Henry Scadding.