nursling

Part of speech: noun

An infant.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Rosa N. Carey.
  3. Mother and nursling sweet, Reft from the household throng; There's bitter weeping in the nest Where breathed their soul of song. - "The American Union Speaker", John D. Philbrick.