verb (used with object), swathed, swath·ing.
Origin of swathe1
Examples from the Web for swathe
Grannie must swathe her poor old legs and go; she had better get into the workhouse.Glimpses into the Abyss|Mary Higgs
It was equipped with a superbeam too, which cut a swathe nearly a hundred feet wide wherever it played.The Airlords of Han|Philip Francis Nowlan
Where the swathe of the scythe is wide men's souls expand in heart qualities.War and the Weird|Forbes Phillips
Why not swathe himself in these instead of using the awkward and cumbersome box?The Phantom of the River|Edward S. Ellis
And all unseen by you a host of heaven-sent fatuities swathes him about, even, maybe, as they swathe you about.The Wheels of Chance|H. G. Wells
Word Origin for swathe
Old English swaþian "to swathe," from swaðu "track, trace, band" (see swath). The noun meaning "infant's swaddling bands" was found in Old English as swaþum (dative plural).