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[swon-ee, swaw-nee] /ˈswɒn i, ˈswɔ ni/
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  • I wonder if you'd like me to sing 'Swanee River' for you, Mr. Roberts?

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • One of her crew sat on the forecastle playing the "Swanee River" on a melodeon.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • They all laughed, but when the strains of Swanee River came rolling out, they were in a mellow mood once more.

  • One man on the Swanee was slightly wounded, and it is said that he is the only one who was hurt on our side.

  • Swanee dug out a pack of worn cards and began to deal while Doc dug out some large pills to use as chips.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • Chris had the anodyne tablets already dissolved in water, and Swanee was passing out three lighted bracky weeds.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • Far behind, at the very edge of the vast dark throng, some voices began singing: "Way down upon the Swanee ribber."

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • A while later Johanna stopped at that familiar point which overlooked the valley of the Swanee and the slopes about Rosemont.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • From the tower's south window there was a wide view up and down the Swanee and across the bridge, into Blackland.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
British Dictionary definitions for Swanee


a variant spelling of Suwannee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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