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Swart (?), n.





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Swart (?), a. [OE. swart, AS. sweart black; akin to OFries, OS. & LG. swart, D. zwart, G. schwartz, OHG. swarz, Icel. svarir, Sw. svart, Dan. sort, Goth. swarts; cf. L. sordes dirt, sordere to be dirty. Cf. Sordid, Surd.]


Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.

"Swart attendants." Trench.
"Swart savage maids." Hawthorne.

A nation strange, with visage swart.


Gloomy; malignant.



Swart star, the Dog Star; -- so called from its appearing during the hot weather of summer, which makes swart the countenance. [R.] Milton.


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Swart, v. t.

To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part.

Sir T. Browne.


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