adv.1.Quickly. See Swithe.
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Than they roode by pat ryuer pat rynnyd so swythe, Thare pe ryndez ouerrechez with reall bowghez; The roo and pe raynedere reklesse thare ronnen, In ranez and in rosers, to ryotte pam seluen?
Howard Swythe, of the Chartered Bank of China and India, in 1902 wrote:
21) At one point in the Wakefield Scourging a torturer remarks, "Lett me rub on the rust, that the bloode down glide/As swythe.