Mr. Hill cut the swale, tiled the land, and grew a crop that put the farmers to shame.
No breath of air stirred the foliage or the bending rushes in the swale.
When the horses were wallowing through a swale the preacher awoke.
"Oh, it's just that swale to the right of the driveway," said Rufus.
The swale bent flat before heavy gusts of wind, and the big black chicken swept lower and lower above the swamp.
"He may be in the swale," muttered the watcher as he stood with his eye to the loop-hole.
Crawling to the crest, leaving his hat behind, Dean peered over into the swale beyond and this was what he saw.
There are areas of swale, or wet bottom-lands, which may be drained to advantage.
He lifted his face and gazed across the swale, with his jaws set firmly a minute, as if gathering his forces.
Myton is on the swale, near its junction with the Ure, and so a little east of Boroughbridge.
"low, hollow place, often boggy," 1580s, special use of Scottish swaill "low, hollow place," or dialectal East Anglian swale "shady place" (mid-15c.); both probably from Old Norse svalr "cool," from Proto-Germanic *swalaz.