Swaddling cloth
Swaddling Swad"dling, a. & n. from {Swaddle}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Swaddling band}, {Swaddling cloth}, or {Swaddling clout}, a band or cloth wrapped round an infant, especially round a newborn infant. [1913 Webster]

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. --Luke ii. 12. [1913 Webster]


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  • Swaddling — Swad dling, a. & n. from {Swaddle}, v. [1913 Webster] {Swaddling band}, {Swaddling cloth}, or {Swaddling clout}, a band or cloth wrapped round an infant, especially round a newborn infant. [1913 Webster] Ye shall find the babe wrapped in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swaddling band — Swaddling Swad dling, a. & n. from {Swaddle}, v. [1913 Webster] {Swaddling band}, {Swaddling cloth}, or {Swaddling clout}, a band or cloth wrapped round an infant, especially round a newborn infant. [1913 Webster] Ye shall find the babe wrapped… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swaddling clout — Swaddling Swad dling, a. & n. from {Swaddle}, v. [1913 Webster] {Swaddling band}, {Swaddling cloth}, or {Swaddling clout}, a band or cloth wrapped round an infant, especially round a newborn infant. [1913 Webster] Ye shall find the babe wrapped… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swaddling clothes — swaddling .clothes n [plural] old use large pieces of cloth that people used to wrap around babies to keep them warm and protect them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swaddling clothes — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ cloth bands formerly wrapped round a newborn child to calm it …   English terms dictionary

  • swaddling clothes — n. 1. the long, narrow bands of cloth wrapped around a newborn baby in former times 2. rigid controls or restrictions, such as those imposed on infants, the immature, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Swaddling — Origin and history Mothers have swaddled their babies throughout history. Archaeological records suggest that swaddling first developed around 4000 B.C. in Central Asia with use of the back pack cradle board by migrating peoples. As… …   Wikipedia

  • swaddling clothes — noun 1. a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant • Syn: ↑swaddling bands • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑garment 2. restrictions placed on the immature …   Useful english dictionary

  • swaddling clothes — 1. clothes consisting of long, narrow strips of cloth for swaddling an infant. 2. long garments for an infant. 3. the period of infancy or immaturity, as of a person, or incipience, as of a thing: Nuclear energy is still in its swaddling clothes …   Universalium

  • swaddling clothes — noun A garment, made of strips of cloth, used to bind an infant and restrict movement of its limbs Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for… …   Wiktionary

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