Origin of swan-upping
Examples from the Web for swan-upping
Historical Examples of swan-upping
This is called "swan-upping," and a good time it used to be.
The young cygnets were marked at the annual festival of “swan-upping,” at which the City magnates used hugely to enjoy themselves.The Great North Road: London to York
Charles G. Harper
The time-honoured brutality of swan-upping is now mitigated by law, its cruelty being obvious.The Naturalist on the Thames
C. J. Cornish