swape

I
Mawdesley Glossary
1. sharp as a knife.
2. quick, he swape, be sharp, be quick.
II
North Country (Newcastle) Words
a long aor ro sweep used in working a keel on the tyne, that at the stern acting as a rudder sweal - to melt, to waste or blaze, to burn away rapidly, as a candle when exposed to the wind

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