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  • noun Plural form of swathing.


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  • The criminal grew big while the law, pot-bound in its traditional swathings, was unable to keep pace with him.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Their obedience brings us to one of the most fundamental lessons that the Great War has for us: the extreme slowness with which the realization of even the most obvious new conditions pierces through the swathings of habitual acceptance.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The Swine folk followed, squealing with excitement, and the two Bull-men in their swathings of white.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Kemp speaking swiftly, the grotesque swathings of Griffin still on his arm.

    The Invisible Man

  • They were naked, save for swathings of scarlet cloth about the middle; and their skins were of a dull pinkish-drab colour, such as I had seen in no savages before.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • He ripped from him glittering tunic and leg swathings.

    The Moon Pool

  • But before she could level it the Golden Girl had released that hidden left arm and thrown over her face a fold of the metallic swathings.

    The Moon Pool

  • Underneath that there were rude swathings of flannel; five or six yards of flannel are tied comforter-fashion about his neck.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • Robed in her silken amber swathings, red-copper hair streaming, woven with elfin sparklings, she was racing toward the City like some lovely witch, riding upon the back of a steed of huge cubes.

    The Metal Monster

  • Sparks and flashes of white flame darted from the ring, penetrating the radiant swathings of the Dweller, striking through its pulsing nucleus, piercing its seven crowning orbs.

    The Moon Pool


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