每日一词 | sward

sward
noun | [swɔ:d]

Definition
1: a portion of ground covered with grass 草地
2: the grassy surface of land 草皮

Did You Know?
sward来源于古英语单词sweard或swearth,意思是“皮肤”或“外壳”。最开始,它用来表示一个物体在延伸到另一个表面前的表皮。这个单词里面所含的长满草的意思可追溯至500年前,但很少出现在当代写作中,不过在许多年代久远的小说里遍布。

sward 草地 xp 背景壁纸

Examples of SWARD
“It was a blind and despairing rush by the collection of men in dusty and tattered blue, over a green sward and under a sapphire sky, toward a fence, dimly outlined in smoke, from behind which spluttered the fierce rifles of enemies.”
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, 1895
“A few hundred yards upstream of the mill was a dam and a small lake. Along its east shore was Riverside Park with its gazebos and grassy swards and, come summer, flocks of picnickers.”
Marc Hudson, The Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana), 28 May 2016

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