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swathe 1

 (swŏth, swôth, swāth)
tr.v. swathed, swath·ing, swathes
a. To wrap, as in layers of cloth: swathed herself in towels.
b. To wrap or bind in bandages.
2. To enfold or envelop: Clouds swathed the mountain.
A wrapping, binding, or bandage.

[Middle English swathen, from Old English swathian.]

swath′er n.

swathe 2

 (swŏth, swôth, swāth)
Variant of swath.


1. (Tools) US a farming implement that cuts and binds some grain crops into windrows
2. (Agriculture) US a farming implement that cuts and binds some grain crops into windrows
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Swathers replaced binders and the stooking operation was no more.
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