Swathe (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swathed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swathing.] [OE. swathen, AS. sweain. See Swath, n., and cf. Swaddle.]

To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.

Their children are never swathed or bound about with any thing when they are first born. Abp. Abbot.

 

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Swathe, n.

A bandage; a band; a swath.

Wrapped me in above an hundred yards of swathe. Addison.

Milk and a swathe, at first, his whole demand. Young.

The solemn glory of the afternoon, with its long swathes of light between the far off rows of limes. G. Eliot.

 

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