Baby farming

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Baby farming The business of keeping a baby farm.
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Usage

In literature:

She carried the baby in her arms and walked all over the farm, going often to the cemetery with fresh flowers.
"A Daughter of the Land" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Her nerves were fearfully shattered, Anna, and she was as weak as a baby when she arrived at the Hill Farm.
"Herb of Grace" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Out on their farm in Cape colony she had looked after all the "nigger" babies and women in a miraculous manner.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
Why I'd give half the farm to have a baby running about here.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Anonymous
We was there 7 years and he worked the farm and I took care of myself and my babies.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
When my husband, Micah Pyncheon, died he left me alone with our baby girl, the farm, an' the grasshoppers.
"McClure's Magazine December, 1895" by Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
BABY-FARMING, a system of nursing new-born infants whose parents may wish them out of sight.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Most of the rest of that year Abigail was alone with her babies on the little farm.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
And when Deborah spoke of fresh air camps and baby farms and other work, Edith's impatience only grew.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
She was not a baby-farm after all, and the audition of these squalling nurslings vexed her.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 7, 1892" by Various
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In poetry:

A many years ago,
When I was young and charming,
As some of you may know,
I practised baby-farming.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
ALL. Now this is most alarming!
When she was young and charming,
She practised baby-farming,
A many years ago.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

The Spring Acres farm is home to 43 alpacas including 4 llamas and a dozen baby alpacas called crias.
Sandy Binder, owner of Mid Missouri Alpacas , encourages a family to pet a baby alpaca on the farm at the Fifth Annual Alpacas Owners and Breeders Association National Alpaca Farm Day on Saturday.
While growing up on our Iowa family farm I watched my mother each spring get baby chicks from the hatchery.
The baby, about one year old, was in the middle of Farm-to-Market Road 14 when two vehicles approached -- one from the south and one from the north, sheriff's officials said.
And baby cows are just the start of why we love this amazing Mesa dairy farm.
Bottle babies are a common sight at the sheep farm.
And baby cows are just the start of why we love this amazing Mesa dairy farm .
One bag farm grown baby spinach (8 ounces).
received a call of a baby kangaroo that was missing from a local exotic animal farm.
Montalbano Farms has been vending at the Logan Square Farmers' Market since 2007, and as a fellow farmer, I've learned to roll my eyes when my customers swoon over farmer Rob Montalbano's baby blues.
Cardstock: (Red Hot, Sweet Corn, white) Gina K Designs Patterned paper: (Hay Barn, Root Cellar from Farm Fresh collection) October Afternoon Rubber stamps: (bear, sentiment from Oh Baby.
On his farm, my granddad grew watermelons , a variety called Sugar Babies.
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