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You may take apricots not fully ripe, and coddle them, and that will do also.

Coddle six pippins in vine leaves covered with water, very gently, that the inside may be done without breaking the skins.

As it is, it's just me he needs to look after him and coddle him.

They have stopped trying to coddle me now and I live rough, like the rest.

He knows those who love him, who care for him with disinterestedness, who coddle him.

I want to speak to Mr. Coddle, on a pint of vast prominence to him.

My dear, my only Mrs. Coddle, open your arms, and receive your husband and his friend.

Harden its will by exercise at things it does not like, and do not coddle it.

I am not a nurse, I dont know how to coddle people and fuss over them.

“You coddle him,” said Kingsnorth, with a short bitter laugh.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "boil gently," probably from caudle "warm drink for invalids" (c.1300), from Anglo-French caudel (c.1300), ultimately from Latin calidium "warm drink, warm wine and water," neuter of calidus "hot," from calere "be warm" (see calorie). Verb meaning "treat tenderly" first recorded 1815 (in Jane Austen's "Emma"). Related: Coddled; coddling.

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