Swaddled
Swaddle Swad"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swaddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swaddling}.] 1. To bind as with a bandage; to bind or warp tightly with clothes; to swathe; -- used esp. of infants; as, to swaddle a baby. [1913 Webster]

They swaddled me up in my nightgown with long pieces of linen. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To beat; to cudgel. [Obs.] --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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