suckle

Definitions

  • the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
    the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v suckle give suck to "The wetnurse suckled the infant","You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
    • v suckle suck milk from the mother's breasts "the infant was suckling happily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mother prairie dogs will nurse their young only while underground in the safety of the burrow. If an infant tries to suckle above ground, the mother will slap it.
    • n Suckle A teat.
    • v. t Suckle To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. "The breasts of Hecuba
      When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier."
      "They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom."
    • v. i Suckle To nurse; to suck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • suckle To give suck to; nurse, at the breast.
    • suckle To suck; nurse.
    • n suckle A teat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Suckle suk′l to give suck to: to nurse at the breast
    • adj Suckle sucking
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Out of the unconscious lips of babes and sucklings are we satirized.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of suck,

Usage

In literature:

Is it for this that I suckled her on this miserable bosom?
"The Infernal Marriage" by Benjamin Disraeli
My mother had likewise an excellent constitution: she suckled all her ten children.
"Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" by Benjamin Franklin
The she-wolf suckled the twins.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
The federal income-tax system suckles the forces which are destroying our free and independent republic.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
Admitted to the sanctuary and protection of the monastery this day a certain suckling babe, aged about two years.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
They are supposed by Suckling to represent members of the Horkesley family, who held that manor from 1210 to 1322.
"Notes and Queries, Number 190, June 18, 1853" by Various
Willingly the gentle animal allowed the little child to suckle it.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
On the fourth day the mother begins to suckle the child.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
A suckling indemnity, which is given to the wife, of 100 francs a month during the first year.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
But they think that the child becomes short of breath if suckled for so long, and advise the mother to wean it.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
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In poetry:

A suckling of his breed you were,
One hard to wean;
But God, who lost you, left you fair,
We see, Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And so it is that still to—day
I cannot choose but sing,
Remain a foster—child of May,
And a suckling of the Spring:
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
Confiding that the Son will ne'er,
If in His justice wroth with them,
Refuse to harken to Her prayer
Who suckled Him in Bethlehem?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
How sweet such rest is to each working one!
That mother sitting there
Suckles a tender babe but late begun
This life so strange and fair.
"The Noonday Rest" by Alexander Anderson
Yet it's by but a thread and a broken gate
We hold our fairy of kine.
She suckles elf babies still, by night,
Who wither on cowslip wine!
"Cushy Cow" by Laura Benet
"I will dandle thy son as a mother may;
And his lips shall lie where my own Son's lay.
Come, dear little one, come to me;
The Mother of God shall suckle thee."
"Mary Of Magdala" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

The breastfeeding doll 's suckling sounds are prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top.
Guests at a hotel near Honolulu's airport found a suckling pig in the lobby, but it wasn't on the menu of the luau.
The smell of Honey suckle .
Is suckling baby doll appropriate for kids.
Lobster mac and suckling pig tacos in Savannah.
Let's stop being suckling piglets.
Wine journalist James Suckling swirls over to his own website.
James Suckling ( Glynis Sweeny / For The Times ).
He tapped James Suckling for the job.
My column today includes the words " suckling " and "breast" in the first sentence.
A boy in the Cambodian village of Koak Roka has gained worldwide attention for suckling milk directly from a cow's udders, Reuters reports.
Suckling baby doll has parents up in arms .
A baby doll whose suckling sounds are prompted by sensors is raising both eyebrows and praise.
Plus, a new alternative to vineyard labor, new German wine regulations and James Suckling's blind tasting method.
Nipples, precise As a dog's dugs Suckle him ( ).
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In science:

Achard S, Salvador R, Whitcher B, Suckling J, Bullmore E. (2006). A resilient, low-frequency, small-world human brain functional network with highly connected association cortical hubs.
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
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