There were three more Iraqi swats in the bedroom by now, and Matt told them to hold the prisoner still.
Sarah Kliff swats away David Brooks' suggestion that "Nobody knows how to reduce health care inflation."
The school staff would not allow us to film things like swats or students being sent to the “quiet room.”
At length, however, came in the same sneering fellow I had marked on the wharf, calling loudly for swats.
Six thousand swats were said to be in arms against the British.
When the relief party reached Chakdara, they had a severe fight with the swats, but they at length routed the tribesmen.
The player with the swatter follows the runner and swats him until he is back in position.
The swats, as the people of this region are called, appeared to be perfectly contented under British rule.
Course they swats a dignified old boy three seats beyond me back of the ear; but that starts the floral offerings.
1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.
To exchange information: I thought we might be swapping notes on that by now (1970s+)