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swash

1. a sandbar washed by the waves
2. a channel of moving water cutting through or running behind a sandbank

swash

[swäsh]
(geology)
A narrow channel or ground within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore.
A bar over which the sea washes.
(oceanography)
The rush of water up onto the beach following the breaking of a wave. Also known as run-up; uprush.
References in classic literature ?
When it was dark I set by my camp fire smoking, and feeling pretty well satisfied; but by and by it got sort of lonesome, and so I went and set on the bank and listened to the current swashing along, and counted the stars and drift logs and rafts that come down, and then went to bed; there ain't no better way to put in time when you are lonesome; you can't stay so, you soon get over it.
A long sheet of lightning now flickered across the waves, and discovered a boat, filled with men, just under a rocky point, rising and sinking with the heaving surges, and swashing the waters at every heave.
of kinds of peoples And swishing and swashing, and siwashing on bye