from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of swaddle.
- n. The practice of wrapping infants in clothing that restricts movement.
- n. Clothing of this kind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from swaddle, v.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of wrapping in a swaddle.
- n. Swaddling-clothes: also in plural.
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The biceps of Hercules was a puny affair when he rolled about in swaddling-clothes.
He comes from the infinite distance of the eternal heavens to finite nearness, wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger (Luke 2: 7).
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
The scripture is fairly straightforward: “She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes ...”
I'm not up on art, but my guess is that the infant is swaddled -- wrapped in swaddling bands.
I have had blood on my hands since before your father was born, and you were still in swaddling clothes when I killed my last man.
This transcendant being was perhaps inadequately represented by a hideous plastic doll, swathed … in swaddling, whatever that might have been.
Recommended if … you believe that a child who can sing “Baby Beluga” can understand: “And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn.”
Luk 2: 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
"And she brought forth her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for Him in the inn."