"P'raps I don't," said the swart man; and lapsed into a fuming silence.
Her hair was silvery, and contrasted strangely with her swart face.
Sihamba called upon her people to follow, but they would not, for they feared to meet swart Piet in the open.
"We hear you, husband," they said again, whereon swart Piet turned and rode away.
The thongs about the neck of the swart Bigbeam had become undone, and her normal front filled all the window's broad interior.
"Time is done," said swart Piet, replacing the watch in his pocket.
Now they come up into the wood, and find swart slain, and bear him home.
He was swart, so swart as obviously to be of Southern European extraction.
What was she more than the swart women who had lived here and been wooed of men?
Frey shall fall before swart, the giant with the flaming sword.
Old English sweart "black," from Proto-Germanic *swartaz (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch swart, Old Norse svartr, German schwarz, Gothic swarts "dark-colored, black"), from PIE root *swordo- "dirty, dark, black" (source of sordid). The true Germanic word for "black," surviving in the Continental languages.