Definition of swarthy:
dark complexioned, complected, bronzed, study at duskydusky, coloured, color, albino, dark hued, twilight, sable, dark-skinned, brunet, colored, swart, non-white, twilit, tawny, brown, complexioned, dusky, brunette, opaque, mysterious, bloodless.
- "The Valley of the Giants", Peter B. Kyne.
In appearance their chieftain was terrible in the extreme; his portrait exhibits the genuine deformity of a modern Calmuck: a large head, a swarthy complexion, small, deep- seated eyes, a flat nose, a few hairs in the place of a beard, broad shoulders, and a short, square body of nervous strength, though of a disproportionate form.- "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
Thomas Lechford in his " Plain Dealing; or Newes from New England," London, 1642, says: " They are of complexion swarthy and tawny; their children are borne white, but they bedawbe them with oyle and colors presently."- "The Story of Pocahantas", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.