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  • v. Present participle of swathe.
  • n. A wrapping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A band; a bandage.

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

  • n. cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)


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  • Saringer worked on Vonn around the clock, performing lymph drainage (a type of massage used to improve flow and drainage and speed healing), cheese therapy (wrapping an injury in Austrian topfen cheese, thought by some to promote healing), swathing the shin in castor oil and wrapping it in saran wrap.

    Lindsey Vonn's injury tempers huge Olympics expectations

  • Pre-Kellerman, taking the sun or the waters had been a very cumbersome experience, complete with swirling layers of skirts and the swathing of the upper torso and arms.

    Becoming a Bathing Beauty

  • He was slender to emaciation, cavernously checked, roll after roll of skin, no longer encasing flesh or muscle, hanging grotesquely down his neck and swathing the Adam's apple so that only occasionally, with queer swallowing motions, did it peep out of the mummy-wrappings of skin and sink back again from view.


  • "They will certainly be misled," Letton agreed, his eerie gray eyes blazing out from the voluminous folds of the huge Mueller with which he was swathing his neck to the ears.

    Chapter II

  • A team of volunteer specialists has put the tree on the arboreal equivalent of life support, swathing its trunk in bandages and constructing a caisson around its base in an effort to keep the infiltrating sea at bay.

    Hope of the Lone Pine: As Tree Clings to Life, So Does Japanese City

  • With his dark clothing and hair, the ever-present black silk scarf swathing his lower jaw and neck, and those green eyes, he looked nothing like a staid researcher and every bit a pirate, ruthless and daring.

    One Night in Scotland

  • We make a huge platter of herring-in-a-fur-coat—grated potatoes, carrots, and beets swathing the chunks of herring on the bottom in colorful, fluffy layers.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • The blanket swathing her face was gone, as was the gag.


  • Suspended there, Menessos blew out each candle and took up the aquamarine and shell before it, tucking them inside the swathing.

    Fatal Circle

  • Two of the torches that illumined the battlements had been doused there, swathing the crenellations under a cloak of darkness.



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