gosling

Part of speech: noun

A young goose.

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Usage examples "gosling":

  1. He laughed, too, as he read the jog of a verse: " Were I to marry the Gosling, pray, which would be the goose?" - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. One morning when he was still lying amongst the feathers in broad daylight, resting after his long sleep, he said to his wife, " Women are fond of sweet things, and thou art always tasting the honey in private; it will be better for us to exchange it for a goose with a young gosling, before thou eatest up the whole of it." - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. He lifted a gosling right out of my well. - "Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad", Various.