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swimmer

SWIM'MER, n. One that swims.

1. A protuberance on the leg of a horse.



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SWIM'MER, n. One that swims.

1. A protuberance on the leg of a horse.

SWIM'MER, n.

  1. One that swims.
  2. A protuberance on the leg of a horse. – Far. Dict.
  3. An order of fowls that swim are called swimmers. They are webfooted, as the duck and goose.

Swim"mer
  1. One who swims.
  2. A protuberance on the leg of a horse.
  3. A swimming bird; one of the natatores.

    Little swimmer (Zoöl.), a phalarope.

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Swimmer

SWIM'MER, noun One that swims.

1. A protuberance on the leg of a horse.

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PSALM, n. s`am. [L. psalmus; Gr. to touch or beat, to sing.]

A sacred song or hymn; a song composed on a divine subject and in praise of God. The most remarkable psalms are those composed by David and other Jewish saints, a collection of one hundred and fifty of which constitutes a canonical book of the Old Testament, called Psalms, or the book of Psalms. The word is also applied to sacred songs composed by modern poets, being versifications of the scriptural psalms, or of these with other parts of Scripture, composed for the use of churches; as the Psalms of Tate and Brady, of Watts, &c.

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