Swad vs Swab - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between swad and swab
is that swad
is a bunch, clump, mass while swab
is (medicine) a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids often attached to a stick or wire to aid access.
As a verb swab is
to use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A bunch, clump, mass
* 1895 — , chapter X
(obsolete, slang) A crowd; a group of people.
(obsolete) A boor, lout.
* 1591 — , scene 2
- "Ye'd oughta see th' swad a' chil'ren I've got, an' all like that."
* Ben Jonson
- Sham’st thou not coistrel, loathsome dunghill swad .
- There was one busy fellow was their leader, / A blunt, squat swad , but lower than yourself.
(mining) A thin layer of refuse at the bottom of a seam.
- Country swains, and silly swads .
(UK, dialect, obsolete, Northern) A cod, or pod, as of beans or peas.
- Swad , in the north, is a peascod shell — thence used for an empty, shallow-headed fellow.
* bunch, clump, mass
* WordNet 3.0 (2006, Princeton University);
(medicine) a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids. Often attached to a stick or wire to aid access.
A sample taken with a swab (1).
A piece of material used for cleaning or sampling other items like musical instruments or guns.
A mop, especially on a ship.
(slang) A sailor; a swabby.
* (sailor) swabby
To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
* , chapter=6
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=He had one hand on the bounce bottle—and he'd never let go of that since he got back to the table—but he had a handkerchief in the other and was swabbing
his deadlights with it.}}