swathing-clothes / clouts (n.) Old form(s): swathing cloathes, swathing Clothes,, swathing clouts
swaddling clothes, cloths for wrapping round a new-born baby
1H4 III.ii.112[King Henry to Prince Hal] this Hotspur, Mars in swathing clothes [F; Q1 swathling]
Cym I.i.59[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of one of Posthumus' brothers] I'th' swathing-clothes
Ham II.ii.382[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of Polonius] That great baby ... is not yet out of his swathing clouts [F; Q1, Q2 swaddling clouts]
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