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SWARD, noun

1. The skin of bacon. [Local.]

2. The grassy surface of land; turf; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, forming a kind of mat. When covered with green grass, it is called green sward

SWARD, verb transitive To produce sward; to cover with sward

SWARD'-CUTTER, noun An instrument for cutting sward across the ridges.