noun Chiefly Northeastern U.S.
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Perhaps the dragon had been there ever since I had known the swale, and summer after summer had allowed me to cross unchallenged.Roof and Meadow|Dallas Lore Sharp
On the other side showed fresh tracks along the wet margin of the swale.The Mysterious Rider|Zane Grey
No breath of air stirred the foliage or the bending rushes in the swale.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
Soon Baptiste and Jawnny, each with his axe, started diagonally across the swale, and entered the alders on Tom's track.Old Man Savarin and Other Stories|Edward William Thomson
The others had gone up a sort of swale on our right, where tall, lush grass indicated that the ground was marshy.The Great Quest|Charles Boardman Hawes
British Dictionary definitions for swale
- a moist depression in a tract of land, usually with rank vegetation
- (as modifier)swell and swale topography