Swinging, a species of passive exercise, which is performed in certain contrivances, known under the name of swinging machines or cars ; by the undulating motion of which, the body is tossed in an ascending and descending direction.

Swinging greatly contributes to health; and has occasionally proved very serviceable to persons of con-sumptive habits: it is like wise of considerable advantage to sedentary individuals ; but it ought not to be repeated, if it excite giddiness, head-ach, or other unpleasant effects.