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Mam' Sarah was very tall, and she had the best lap in the world to coddle down in, Roberta thought.
THAT OLD-TIME CHILD, ROBERTASOPHIE FOX SEA
“You coddle him,” said Kingsnorth, with a short bitter laugh.
THE LOCUSTS' YEARSMARY HELEN FEE
Poor mammy will mourn over me and coddle me up as if I'd been to the wars.
SPINNING-WHEEL STORIESLOUISA MAY ALCOTT
And so we left them alone awhile, to coddle over their raptures.
LORNA DOONER. D. BLACKMORE
A man was looked on as a milk-sop and a Molly Coddle, that would not take his mug of ale, and be merry with his comrades.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1850.VARIOUS
When shall I have a million a year, so that I can coddle myself and sleep and eat mringues all day?
SAN-CRAVATE; OR, THE MESSENGERS; LITTLE STREAMSCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
Any kind of a dream—a fancy—a wish unfulfilled—a sorrow that we coddle—some nothing which suddenly becomes everything to us.
CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSSIR JAMES M. BARRIE
Would you have a man a molly-coddle, tied to his wife's apron-string, and not daring to call his soul his own?
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 1885VARIOUS
Picks up gun, rushes for door in flat—met by Coddle; runs to door at left—met by Jane.
NONE SO DEAF AS THOSE WHO WON'T HEARHERBERT PELHAM CURTIS
Miss Coddle is excessively kind to receive me with such condescending politeness.
NONE SO DEAF AS THOSE WHO WON'T HEARHERBERT PELHAM CURTIS

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