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swaddling clothes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Strips of cloth wrapped around a newborn infant to hold its legs and arms still.
  • n.pl. Restrictions imposed on the immature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A garment, made of strips of cloth, used to bind an infant and restrict movement of its limbs
  • n. An early period in development, infancy, the beginnings of something; inception.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. restrictions placed on the immature
  • n. a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant


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