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  1. a breed of small hardy sheep kept esp in northern England for its coarse wool which is used for making tweeds and carpets
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Word Origin for Swaledale

from Swaledale, Yorkshire
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Historical Examples of swaledale

  • Wharfedale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Teesdale—they are all words with a charm in them.

    Motor tours in Yorkshire

    Mrs. Rodolph Stawell

  • Then they marched out against the Scots, and found them at Myton in Swaledale.

  • The weather conditions being so severe, it is not surprising to find that no corn at all is grown in Swaledale at the present day.

  • It afterwards descends rapidly by the side of a gill, and thus enters Swaledale.

  • Away we rambled across the Ure to a small wooded hollow at the foot of Whitfell, in the hills which shut out Swaledale.