from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove the swathes or bindings from.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove a swathe from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take a swathe from; to relieve from a bandage; to unswaddle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take a swathe from; relieve from a bandage.
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The short, stout, and rosy gentleman who, as soon as he had got well within the room, began to unswathe his neck from a voluminous white silk muffler, now completed his task and advancing upon Peggie solemnly kissed her on both cheeks, held her away from him, looked at her, kissed her again, and then patted her on the shoulder.
Living beings were about to appear, pillagers of tombs, no doubt, come to unswathe them all!
Besides, my dear, whatever feelings you or any of us may have on the subject, it is necessary for the success of the experiment to unswathe her.
As she was looking out of the window one day, she saw a woman sit down in the dust in the middle of the village street, between a stone and a wheel-rut, and unswathe her little baby.
I have permission to unswathe it and open it, if desirable.
My brother-in-law went into another room, and madame de Bearn began to unswathe her foot in my presence with the utmost caution and tenderness.
I shall unswathe it entirely, "and Braddock was about to lay sacrilegious hands on the dead, when Cockatoo entered breathlessly.
“I think so too; if you’ll just unswathe me, please.”