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  • n. Alternative form of swaddling clothes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Swaddling-bands.


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  • The biceps of Hercules was a puny affair when he rolled about in swaddling-clothes.

    Jack London: On the Writer's Philosophy of Life

  • "One feels," Leon Edel wrote, "that she doffed her swaddling-clothes but to don a spiritual straitjacket."

    The Admirable Mrs. James

  • In vain it seems these breasts did suckle thee, wrapped in thy swaddling-clothes; all for naught I used to toil and wore myself away!

    The Trojan Women

  • One day, there was brought to him in a basket, as though it had been a basket of oysters, a stout, newly born boy, who was yelling like the deuce, and duly wrapped in swaddling-clothes, which a servant-maid, dismissed six months previously, attributed to him.

    Les Miserables

  • I knew it in its swaddling-clothes, than in maturer age.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Are not you and I, Jack, innocent men, and babes in swaddling-clothes, compared to Caesar, and to his predecessor in heroism, Alexander, dubbed, for murders and depredation,

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • It convinces me that Earth is still in her swaddling-clothes, and stretches forth baby fingers on every side.


  • For a long time now, I have carried the children in swaddling-clothes into the town, so for once in a way I can fetch a little prince out of the well.

    Household Tales

  • They wrap up the children in swaddling-clothes, and carry them behind their backs when they go out.

    Travels in Morocco

  • Away he went, and sold his oxen and his ploughs, and became a seller of infants 'swaddling-clothes, going about from town to town.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


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