from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove the swathes or bindings from.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To take a swathe from; relieve from a bandage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To take a swathe from; to relieve from a bandage; to unswaddle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To remove a swathe from.


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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.

    The Herapath Property 1899

  • Living beings were about to appear, pillagers of tombs, no doubt, come to unswathe them all!

    Egypt (La Mort de Philae) Pierre Loti 1886

  • 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.

    The Jewel of Seven Stars Bram Stoker 1879

  • 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.

    Renée Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt 1859

  • I have permission to unswathe it and open it, if desirable.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 5 Edgar Allan Poe 1829

  • 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.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself Etienne-L��on Lamothe-Langon 1825

  • I shall unswathe it entirely, "and Braddock was about to lay sacrilegious hands on the dead, when Cockatoo entered breathlessly.

    The Green Mummy Fergus Hume 1895

  • “I think so too; if you’ll just unswathe me, please.”

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner 1891


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