Swathe Swathe (sw[=a][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swathed} (sw[=a][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Swathing}.] [OE. swathen, AS. swe[eth]ain. See {Swath}, n., and cf. {Swaddle}.] To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers. [1913 Webster]

Their children are never swathed or bound about with any thing when they are first born. --Abp. Abbot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swathing clothes — noun plural Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century obsolete swaddling clothes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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