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If a man has taken a young child ‘from his waters’ to sonship, and has reared him up, no one has any claim against that nursling.
THE OLDEST CODE OF LAWS IN THE WORLDHAMMURABI, KING OF BABYLON
But if either of them showed the faintest sign of fatigue, the mother dived quietly and lifted the tired nursling to the surface.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHTALFRED W. REES
Nettie, who was not much given to caresses, came up and put sudden arms round her special nursling.
THE DOCTOR'S FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
The black woman cared more for her white nursling than her own child.
HISTORIC PAPERS ON THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WARMRS. EUGENIA DUNLAP POTTS
The use of a sucking-bottle most nearly imitates the way in which nature designed the nursling to obtain its nourishment.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
Thus it is that the nursling of a day receives milk many months old and heavily loaded with caseine.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 392, JULY 7, 1883VARIOUS
Hasten back; come on the wings of friendship, or the tender plant, your nursling, shall have perished.
THE PHILOSOPHICAL LETTERSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Now the nursling looked feeble, and the old man deemed it would do good if some frost would come and harden it.
CURIOSITIES OF CHRISTIAN HISTORYCROAKE JAMES
"I presume that a nursling is the only really normal human being," remarked Gordon.
A TOP-FLOOR IDYLGEORGE VAN SCHAICK
The brave woman was conscious of feeling a sort of respect for her former nursling.
THE WAIF OF THE "CYNTHIA"ANDR LAURIE AND JULES VERNE

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