n.1.A sound; a groan; a moan; a sough.
He sigheth with full many a sorry swough.
- Chaucer.
2.A swoon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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135: "Then the dragon flew away on an hight, and came down with such a swough, and smote the boar on the ridge"
First on the wal was peynted a forest, In which ther dwelleth neither man ne best, With knotty, knarry, bareyne trees olde, Of stubbes sharpe and hidouse to biholde, In which ther ran a rumbel in a swough, As though a storm sholde bresten every bough.