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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of swaddle.


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  • Being swaddled is so tight, you can give up control and find it comfortable.

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  • When he emerged from the womb into the world of time, with the assistance of a midwife, an infant of the sixteenth century was washed and then "swaddled" by being wrapped tightly in soft cloth.

    Excerpt: Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd

  • From then on she was swaddled in nothing but Mr. Golub's enterprising paintbrushes and her winning personality.

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  • Burton had failed to buy enough trading goods or to hire enough porters to carry their gear, which included tents, camp beds, chairs, food, cigars, books and a table—not to mention their scientific instruments, which were so fragile they needed to be swaddled.

    To the Source

  • IN PORT-AU-PRINCE In the days after the earth shook and the government collapsed, the municipal nursing home here became one of the most desperate sights in Haiti, as old people lay swaddled in dirty sheets, huddled in cramped tents, begging visitors for water.

    NGOs in Haiti face new questions about effectiveness

  • As 2010 hits the bottle and bids adieu, 2011 enters fresh and swaddled and innocent, its baby bottle of expectations as blindingly bright as Ryan Seacrest's bleached smile.

    NEW YEAR'S DAIS: 6 Swell Cartoons for Ringing in 2011

  • When the plants are sunk, I sit on moon-licked grass, swaddled in the earth's loamy must and the flutter of moths, the night noises louder than my howl.

    Wolves and Butterflies

  • They will return refreshed from days spent in the mountain air and evenings swaddled in thick cashmere throws in front of roaring fireplaces.

    Taking Chalet Chic to the City

  • So now I'm walking around town swaddled in cashmere except for the tips of four fingers, and I'm freezing to death.

    Theories, Holes Included

  • Not that the gang wasn't friendly; we shared a bottle of Johnny Walker Red that we had swaddled in a backpack for just such an occasion, resulting in an unusually cheery game of boccie on a tiny court carved out of the jungle.

    Off the Beaten Track


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