swathe /ˈswɑð, ˈswɔð, ˈsweð/
Swathe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swathed p. pr. & vb. n. Swathing.] To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.
Their children are never swathed or bound about with any thing when they are first born. --Abp. Abbot.
Swathe, n. A bandage; a band; a swath.
Wrapped me in above an hundred yards of swathe. --Addison.
Milk and a swathe, at first, his whole demand. --Young.
The solemn glory of the afternoon, with its long swathes of light between the far off rows of limes. --G. Eliot.
n : an enveloping bandage [syn: wrapping]
v : wrap in swaddling clothes; "swadddle the infant" [syn: swaddle]