swaddling clothes


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Synonyms for swaddling clothes

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

restrictions placed on the immature

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The Belen is the reproduction of the stable where Mary gave birth to Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes as He lay in the manger because there was "no more room for them in the Inn.
He was wrapped in swaddling clothes and he has only the warmth of the cattle and the assistance of the humble and illiterate shepherds.
"It also makes great bread and butter pudding." Stollen - a bread like fruit cake with marzipan running through the centre whose shape is said to represent the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes - still contains dried currants, sultanas, mixed peel and glace cherries, but is altogether lighter than a dark, rich and boozy Christmas cake.
While the practice has fallen out of favour in many parts of the world, it is estimated the demand for swaddling clothes rose by 61% in the UK between 2010 and 2011.
IT'S the most anticipated arrival since the Son of God was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger on Christmas morning.
Salvation for all of us, "wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger."
One sketch in the forthcoming auction., which has the highest pre-sale estimate, is called Reclining Female Nude with Sleeping Child in Swaddling Clothes.
It only remains for air freight to shed its swaddling clothes and don the work clothes of maturity.
Some people look at a newborn baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and see all the evidence of God's existence in the world, others just see a lobster pink, tiny Winston Churchill look-a-like that cries and goes to the toilet perpetually.
'Do this for a child suffering from bed-wetting: Boil faience beads until they form a pellet; if he be an older child, he should swallow it in a gulp, [but] if he be in swaddling clothes, one should rub [it] together for him in the milk, just as it flows forth from his nurse for four days.' (2)
In "nature" (and, by nature, Locke meant an imaginary state of nature no one has ever witnessed), children, though they are not born in a "full state of equality," are, nonetheless, "born to it." Parents "have a sort of rule" over their children, but it is temporary, rather like swaddling clothes. "Age and reason, as they grow up loosen them, till at length they drop quite off, and leave a man at his own disposal."
"AND she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."
The 12th Century Dubrovnik Cathedral in Croatia also claims to possess Christ's swaddling clothes and the cathedral in Aachen, Germany, is reported to possess some of Joseph's clothes.
Wrapped in our baptismal covenant we are wrapped like a babe in swaddling clothes, held tight by the one who created us, nourishes us, and helps us to grow throughout our lives, in both this time and forevermore.
Like when you hear "Away in the Manger" or the biblical Christmas story: "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."