verb (used with object), swathed, swath·ing.
Origin of swathe1
Examples from the Web for swathing
The swathing, wing-like draperies had disappeared; their slit sleeves fluttered away from bare shoulders.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
He made a pretence of swathing me up in fresh rawhide ropes, but his knots were loose and the thing was a farce.Prester John|John Buchan
"No, but it might help you, if I could rip off that swathing of idealization you've wrapped around him," Fyfe observed patiently.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
They emptied his pockets, putting everything they found upon the table, then quickly fell to swathing and stitching.The Last Entry|William Clark Russell
His only violence now was directed against his own outfit, which he dismembered suit after suit, swathing his feet with the rags.Some Persons Unknown|E. W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for swathing
Word Origin for swathe
Word Origin and History for swathing
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).