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Mam' Sarah was very tall, and she had the best lap in the world to coddle down in, Roberta thought.
“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.
When shall I have a million a year, so that I can coddle myself and sleep and eat mringues all day?
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?
Picks up gun, rushes for door in flat—met by Coddle; runs to door at left—met by Jane.
Miss Coddle is excessively kind to receive me with such condescending politeness.

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