2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swaddle \Swad"dle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Swaddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swaddling}.]

1. To bind as with a bandage; to bind or warp tightly with clothes; to swathe; -- used esp. of infants; as, to swaddle a baby.

They swaddled me up in my nightgown with long pieces of linen. --Addison.

2. To beat; to cudgel. [Obs.] --Hudibras.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swaddling \Swad"dling\, a. & n. from {Swaddle}, v.

{Swaddling band}, {Swaddling cloth}, or {Swaddling clout}, a band or cloth wrapped round an infant, especially round a newborn infant.

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. --Luke ii. 12.

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