Part of speech: noun

An unweaned babe.

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Usage examples "suckling":

  1. It is a common remark, that " a mother who is suckling may eat anything." - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  2. You look like an old cow that has been suckling two calves on the winter veld. - "Child of Storm", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. At its conclusion she swung around on the bench, her back drooping as if under pressure of indolence; yawned; crossed to the window and between the parted lace curtains stood regarding the street two stories beneath, and, beyond the patches of intervening roofs, a limited view of the Hudson River, a barge of coal passing leisurely up center stream, a tug suckling at its side. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.