Swaled vs Shaled - What's the difference?

swaled | shaled |


As verbs the difference between swaled and shaled

is that swaled is (swale) while shaled is (shale).

swaled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (swale)

  • swale

    English

    Etymology 1

    , from (etyl), "shade", perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to (etyl) svalr

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low tract of moist or marshy land.
  • A long narrow and shallow trough between ridges on a beach, running parallel to the coastline.
  • A shallow troughlike depression that's created to carry water during rainstorms or snow melts; a drainage ditch.
  • A shallow, usually grassy depression sloping downward from a plains upland meadow or level vegetated ridgetop.
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  • Jane climbed a few more paces behind him and then peeped over the ridge. Just beyond began a shallow swale that deepened and widened into a valley, and then swung to the left.
  • A shallow trough dug into the land on contour (horizontally with no slope). Its purpose being to allow water time to percolate into the soil.
  • Etymology 2

    See sweal.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A gutter in a candle.
  • Verb

    (swal)
  • (melt and waste away, or singe)
  • Anagrams

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    shaled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (shale)
  • Anagrams

    *

    shale

    English

    (wikipedia shale)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shell or husk; a cod or pod.
  • * Chapman
  • the green shales of a bean
  • (geology) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure.
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  • , passage=As on all large green roofs, the soil is not dirt exactly but a gravel-like growing medium of granulated pumice, shales , clays and other minerals.}}

    Derived terms

    * shaley * * shaly

    Verb

    (shal)
  • To take off the shell or coat of.
  • Synonyms

    * shell

    Anagrams

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