Definition of swab:
bring back, pat, catch, dab, autopsy, mariner, cane, collar, sea dog, hearty, flush out, scrub, clean, blood test, braces, gob, diagnosis, shipman, bleed, check, checkup, cervical smear, sweep, navigator, bandage, tar, CAT scan, cast, anesthetize, amniocentesis, biopsy, corset, CT scan, cauterize, attend, wash off, seafarer, Band-Aid, compress, mop, anaesthetize, jack-tar, disinfect, swob, jack, cotton ball, rinse, wash, salt, swabbie, hose down, cotton, bypass, swill, seaman.
Lookin' inter that innercent face o' yourn"- pressing her flushing cheeks between his cool brown hands-" and gazing inter them two truthful eyes"- they blinked at this moment with a divine modesty-" and thinkin' of what you've just did for your kentry- like them revolutionary women o' '76- I feel like a darned swab of a traitor myself.- "Sally Dows and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
- "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
- "Mr. Trunnell", T. Jenkins Hains.