But the warmth of the mother-love lent life to the mother-wit.
He was a philosopher, was this rag-tag-and-bob-tail of a man, a philosopher with some mother-wit about him.
He was, withal, very clever, and had an immensity of mother-wit.
Rose desired everybody to acknowledge her mother-wit and trustworthiness.
Once traced to their lair, mother-wit will suggest some means of rescuing our Puddin'.'
Molly's mother-wit and craft are sufficient for most of these things.
She had mother-wit enough to beg her way; people gave her tea and pence.
And three men, it would appear, wholly destitute of mother-wit.
They trusted to their mother-wit to carry them through any difficulty.
As long as wit is mother-wit it can be as wild as it pleases.