Swathe

Definition of Swathe

Pronunciation: swāth
v. t.1.To bind with a swathe, band, bandage, or rollers.
[imp. & p. p. Swathed (swāthd); p. pr. & vb. n. Swathing.]
Their children are never swathed or bound about with any thing when they are first born.
- Abp. Abbot.
n.1.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.

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