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 Swans … Geese.Swarga. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Swan’imote.
 
A court held thrice a year before forest verderers by the steward of the court. So called because the swans or swains were the jurymen. (Swans, swains, or sweins, freeholders; Anglo-Saxon, swan or swein, a herdsman, shepherd, youth; our swain.)   1
   This court was incident to a forest, as the court of pie-powder or piepoudre to a fair.   2
 


 Swans … Geese.Swarga. 

 
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