The highway swings to swings And Roundabouts east. He swung from mere indifference to outright scorn. The batter swung and struck out. His swing drove the ball over the fence.
Automobile production is in full swing. A lamp swings from the ceiling. Young oaks sway in the breeze. 1930s and often arranged for a large dance band, marked by a smoother beat and more flowing phrasing than Dixieland and having less complex harmonies and rhythms than modern jazz. I never actually tried to swing from tree vine to tree vine, but I did consider it. Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World? But the idea of the swing voter is way oversold by the media.
Yes, the Republicans won statewide races in red states or in swing states. In 2014, it appears, the key to winning in a swing state is to avoid talking about issues and emphasize pig castration. Brace your belt, Watkins, man, and swing your shoulders as a free companion should. For the fanatic is one of the hinges which swing the door of the modern world. Shandy gave the bridle a swing, and it clattered to the floor from its peg.
But we cannot set up a pendulum to swing at the pole of the earth. They’d swing to this shop in a minute, just on account of that. The meaning “move freely back and forth” is first recorded 1540s. Sense of “an apparatus that swings” is first recorded 1680s. Meaning “shift of public opinion” is from 1899.
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