sward

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sward

Pronunciation /swɔːd/
noun
1 literary An expanse of short grass.
2 Farming
The upper layer of soil, especially when covered with grass.

Origin
Old English sweard ‘skin’. The sense ‘upper layer of soil’ developed in late Middle English (at first in phrases such as sward of the earth).

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Puss-n-Boots won the award for carrying a sword with swagger across the sward.

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