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swell front

noun, Furniture.
a horizontally convex front, as of a chest of drawers.
Also called bow front.
Compare bombé.
Origin of swell front
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I ain't got money; nobody's left ME a cart load of dollars and a swell front house.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln

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