cradle

Part of speech: verb

To put into or rock in a cradle; soothe; nurse; nurture.

Part of speech: verb

To reap or wash with a cradle, as wheat or ore.

Part of speech: noun

A rocking or swinging bed for an infant; birthplace; origin.

Part of speech: noun

A scythe with fingers that catch the grain when cut.

Part of speech: noun

A frame for sustaining a vessel.

Part of speech: noun

A box on rockers for washing ore.

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Usage examples "cradle":

  1. " Lay him very straight," his father used to say when the baby boy was placed on his cradle board. - "Two Indian Children of Long Ago", Frances Taylor.
  2. So he signified this in his cradle and gave him what he called a lucky name, to begin with. - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  3. What's a miner's cradle, then? - "The Boy With the U.S. Miners", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.