Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SWEEG, v.2 Also sweag; swig (Jak.). Of a container: to ooze, leak slightly (Sh. 1866 Edm Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928); Ork. 1929 Marw.). [swig] Sh. 1898  Shetland News (7 May):
‘Is da kirn laikin?' ‘Yes — sweagin' nearly atween ivery staff.'

[Norw. dial. svikja, to leak.]

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