What does the word nursling mean?

Usage examples for nursling

  1. From her babyhood she had been brought up by her father's old nurse- not over- tenderly perhaps, but wisely, for the city of Tagaste was largely pagan in its habits, and the faithful old servant knew well what temptations would surround her nursling in later years. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  2. And Dorothy, who was contemplating her favorite nursling with the privileged tenderness of an old servant, chimed in with the utmost cheerfulness: It does not matter what she wears; does it, Miss Nan? – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey