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      n     (Chiefly U.S.)  
a    a moist depression in a tract of land, usually with rank vegetation  
b    (as modifier)  
swell and swale topography     
     (C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse svala to chill)  
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sale, swaddle, SWALK, sowable

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