sward \swawrd\, noun:
1. the grassy surface of land; turf.2. a stretch of turf; a growth of grass.
1. to cover with sward or turf.2. to become covered with sward.
Sward comes from the Proto-Germanic root swarthu- meaning "skin" or "rind." While in Old English sward referred to the skin of an animal, by the 1400s it started referring to the outer layer of the earth where grass grows.
- When you miss your flight from being too hungover or too drunk.
Girl #1: Hey, did Guy #1 end up catching his flight down to Mexico after that Halloween party?
Guy #2: No, he had an Irish Layover and passed out in a cab on the way to the airport.
- The Great Blondin: French acrobat crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope; walking from the US to Canada took him eight minutes (1859)
- Tunguska event: 2,000 sq. km of central Siberia were flattened in an explosion likely caused by a meteor disintegrating above the Earth's surface (1908)
- Gone With the Wind: classic Civil War-era novel was published (1936)
- 26th Amendment: was ratified, lowering the US voting age to 18 (1971)
- David Wayne 1916
- Lena Horne 1917
- Susan Hayward 1919
- Shirley Fry 1927
- June Valli 1930
- David Alan Grier 1955
- Adrian Wright (Human League) 1956
- Mike Tyson 1966
- Phil Anselmo (Pantera) 1968
- Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) 1969
- Brian Bloom 1970
- Brian Vincent 1970