swaddling bands

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Synonyms for swaddling bands

a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant

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Marco Ricci's Courtyard of a Country House, small tempera on leather (now in Windsor Castle), shows washing with a swaddling band hanging from a window of a house cropped at the top.
When the Promise becomes alive in Mary's womb, the leaves turn to vibrant joyful green, and their top branches curve into the Christmas tree on which reigns the infant Savior wrapped in swaddling bands as foretold to the shepherds.
Then I began, "With those swaddling bands which death unfastens I am making my way upward, and I came through Hell and its agony.
Isabelle, stretched out upon the darkness, was fastening my feet with ribbons, unwinding the swaddling bands of my alarm.
With swaddling bands sometimes changes only once a day, these babies would often have been smelly and dirty, attracting flies impossible for them to fend off.