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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of swathe.


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  • He marked the year with an arm-spanning tattoo of a "skulltopus", a grinning skull swathed in vibrant tentacles, an image developed as a homage to the different traditions of the weird and fantastic from which his imagination springs.

    A life in writing: China Miéville

  • I would not be tearing down the mountain bike park swathed in padding like a football player.

    Margie Goldsmith: Grouse Grind And Other Adventures In B.C.

  • But Mrs. Livingston cannot hide her disgust at the sight of this young woman with the dark bobbed hair, her trim body swathed in a fine fur coat.


  • Carefully unwrapping the carvings, swathed in pieces of old linen, he began to tell me their history.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Those seated at the tables swathed in scarlet received tall stemmed glasses of dark fluid.

    Arcane Circle

  • She balanced her public appearances with rest, swathed in a floral wrap and cocooned in a damask bedspread.

    Burial for a King

  • Photos apparently taken from the propeller plane that transported Seif al-Islam from the desert showed him swathed in the tan-colored robes and headdress of southern Libyan tribes.

    Gadhafi's Son Is Captured in Libya

  • Beneath the coverall, the CNN anchor was swathed in a bright, handpainted silk chiffon gown.

    Toasts to Theater, Trophies

  • The final passages of reconciliation are swathed in soothing, mock-baroque music.

    The Tempest - review

  • He swathed his own bedroom in the stuff and used it for multiple clients' homes as well, earning him the title "the prince of gray flannel."

    Highly Suitable Fabric


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