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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRADLE

They had cared for him in his cradle; he followed them to their graves.

Rock, rock, went the cradle, and mother and child slept; but alas!

Emilia looked as innocent as when Hope had tended her in the cradle.

You'll find him rocking the cradle of Tippoo Wellington, my youngest son!

Her life, claimed by the open air, had its reward—the saddle is no cradle for weaklings.

Even while he was an infant in the cradle a strange accident had befallen hum.

Eudora jogged the cradle gently with her foot, and both were still.

Even when an infant, and in your cradle, you had a soul for poetry.

Three times the cradle was filled, and each time with a baby boy.

I want to help you all I can, but what I came here for is to get the little boy in the cradle.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, cradel, from Old English cradol "little bed, cot," from Proto-Germanic *kradulas "basket" (cf. Old High German kratto, krezzo "basket," German Krätze "basket carried on the back"). Cat's cradle is from 1768. Cradle-snatching "amorous pursuit of younger person" is 1925, U.S. slang.

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