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- Alternative form of swaddling clothes. noun
The word "swaddling-clothes" in example sentences
The biceps of Hercules was a puny affair when he rolled about in swaddling-clothes.. [Jack London: On the Writer's Philosophy of Life]
"One feels," Leon Edel wrote, "that she doffed her swaddling-clothes but to don a spiritual straitjacket.". [The Admirable Mrs. James]
In vain it seems these breasts did suckle thee, wrapped in thy swaddling-clothes; all for naught I used to toil and wore myself away!. [The Trojan Women]
One day, there was brought to him in a basket, as though it had been a basket of oysters, a stout, newly born boy, who was yelling like the deuce, and duly wrapped in swaddling-clothes, which a servant-maid, dismissed six months previously, attributed to him.. [Les Miserables]
I knew it in its swaddling-clothes, than in maturer age.. [Speeches: Literary and Social]
Are not you and I, Jack, innocent men, and babes in swaddling-clothes, compared to Caesar, and to his predecessor in heroism, Alexander, dubbed, for murders and depredation,. [Clarissa Harlowe]
It convinces me that Earth is still in her swaddling-clothes, and stretches forth baby fingers on every side.. [Walden]
For a long time now, I have carried the children in swaddling-clothes into the town, so for once in a way I can fetch a little prince out of the well.. [Household Tales]
They wrap up the children in swaddling-clothes, and carry them behind their backs when they go out.. [Travels in Morocco]
Away he went, and sold his oxen and his ploughs, and became a seller of infants 'swaddling-clothes, going about from town to town.. [From the Talmud and Hebraica]
They saw a child wrapped in rich swaddling-clothes, but still more remarkable for the beauty of its features.. [Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers]
Searching one day in the desert for a fountain to allay the thirst of my company, I found upon the grass, on the brink of a fountain, and at the feet of five palm-trees, which covered it with their shadow, a piece of cloth interwoven with gold, and some swaddling-clothes, on which an infant lay.. [Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers]
Any fellow out of swaddling-clothes, who has brains in his body, and isn't made of wood, ought to know that passion is as hard a fact as hunger, and no more to be left out of account.. [McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 6, May, 1896]
If crying was to do the business, we might look for heroes in swaddling-clothes.. [Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian]
Submarine telegraphy was in its infancy, and aërial telegraphy had scarcely outgrown its swaddling-clothes.. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862]
Science, among the latest branches of knowledge to be freed from the swaddling-clothes of empiricism, received, in its applied form, some attention, though mathematics and physics were not specially favored as subjects of investigation.. [The Story of Rome from the Earliest Times to the End of the Republic]