swaddling band

noun

Definition of swaddling band

: swaddling clothes usually used in pluralthe swaddling bands by which in darker times the human body was compressed— W. E. Channingstifled and strangled in the swaddling bands of mediocrityNineteenth Century & After

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Middle English swadeling band

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“Swaddling band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swaddling%20band. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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