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swabs

noun
plural of swab

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one who operates or navigates a seagoing vessel
  • old swabs swapping sea stories as they spend their last days in the veterans' home

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swabs

verb
present tense third-person singular of swab

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“Swabs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swabs. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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