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Swing (Captain)

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The name assumed by certain persons who sent threatening letters to those who used threshing machines: (1830–1833.) The tenor of these letters was as follows:—“Sir, if you do not lay by your threshing machine, you will hear from Swing.”

“Excesses of the Luddites and Swing.”—The Times.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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