She submitted to a DNA swab after some discussions between the authorities and her lawyer.
A line bent to the eye of a swab for dipping it overboard in washing it.
Then clear out on deck and swab the curry off your face, you beast!
“Here, you, get a swab and mop that up,” I commanded in my harshest manner.
How could I permit that swab to mock me and abuse my father as a thief?
Cuffy steps forward and expostulates, showing Mr. swab's letter.
Lower down that foresail, you swab, lower down that foresail!
I told him I thought I had the hang of it now, and screwed a swab onto the ramrod and opened the breech to clean the gun.
No, it was the swab,” said Harry, “but we lost our net and all the gear last night.
This consists of a tarred rope, or a flexible whip-stalk, three-fourths of an inch in diameter, with a swab or bulbous end.
1650s, "mop made of rope or yarn," from swabber (c.1600) "mop for cleaning a ship's deck," from Dutch zwabber, akin to West Frisian swabber "mop," from Proto-Germanic *swab-, perhaps of imitative origin. Non-nautical meaning "anything used for mopping up" is from 1787. Slang meaning "a sailor" first attested 1798, from swabber "member of a ship's crew assigned to swab decks" (1590s), which by 1609 was being used in a broader sense of "one who behaves like a low-ranking sailor."
1719, possibly from swab (n.). Related: Swabbed; swabbing.
A small piece of absorbent material attached to the end of a stick or wire and used for cleansing or applying medicine.
A specimen of mucus or other material removed with a swab.
A sailor, esp a Navy seaman: better fitting dress uniforms for the hard-to-fit doughboy or swabbie
[1798+; probably fr the characteristic activity of using swabs for cleaning the decks and other features of a ship]