It was only a moment or two until he heard the swashing contact of running feet with mud.
Anne felt the presence of the swashing Festus, and stopped her reading.
She went down the hill to the edge of the broad, dark Ottawa, where thin slices of ice were swashing together.
The Goldwing had taken in so much water that it was swashing about in the standing-room.
In the distance I could hear the swashing of waves on a beach.
Too long the Liberals have failed to strike a swashing stroke.
The swashing of the water made a sound (pluk, pluk, pluk, pluk) resembling that of the viscera of a bear as he moves along.
The swell from her rolled in, swashing heavily on the beach.
She fluttered upstairs with swashing petticoats and a flutter of ribbons, and Paul waited in the corridor below.
He has already received "a swashing blow" respecting the agricultural statistics on which he bases the whole of his argument.
1530s, "the fall of a heavy body or blow," possibly from wash with an intensifying s-. It also meant "pig-wash, filth, wet refuse" (1520s) and may have been imitative of the sound of water dashing against solid objects. The meaning "a body of splashing water" is first found 1670s; that of "a dashing or splashing" 1847.