Suckling

Definitions

  • the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
    the Goddess Adopts The King by Suckling Him
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suckling feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
    • n suckling a young mammal that has not been weaned
    • n suckling an infant considered in relation to its nurse
    • n Suckling English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
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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.
    • Suckling A small kind of yellow clover (Trifolium filiforme) common in Southern Europe.
    • Suckling A young child or animal nursed at the breast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suckling A suckler; a young animal not yet weaned.
    • n suckling The white clover, Trifolium. repens
    • n suckling the red clover, T. pratense
    • n suckling the honeysuckle, Lonicera Periclymenum: so called because their flower-tubes are sucked for honey.
    • suckling Sucking, as a young mammal; not yet weaned; hence, figuratively, young and inexperienced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Suckling a young child or animal being nursed at the breast
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “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
OE. sokeling,. See Suck (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of suck.

Usage

In literature:

Well, you were suckled at the same breast as he.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Only one other record of young is at hand, that by Bailey, who secured the young after capture of a suckling female at Santa Rosa, N. Mex.
"Life History of the Kangaroo Rat" by Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor
Frozen icebergs, with fur-clad figgers with stern aspects, and grizzly bears and ice-suckles.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
His small pink nose buried its tip from sight, and the food disappeared into the suckling's empty stomach.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
Does ta think tha can suckle a child?
"Yorksher Puddin'" by John Hartley
If he ever marries I am sure that it will be he who will suckle the children.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
Animals that suckle their young.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
What was written concerning the mouths of babes and sucklings?
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
A moment later the flotilla of small boats had fastened to the ship's side, like a litter of suckling pigs to a sow's breast.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
Beside the old she-bear lay a little suckling cub.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
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In poetry:

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
Grief like a hideous suckling hung
Along her hollow breast,
Pain was upon her as she walked,
And as she stooped to rest.
"The Loving Tree" by John Shaw Neilson
And thus it must have been I gained
The vernal need to sing,
And, while a suckling, blindly drained
The instinct of the Spring.
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
Then how, though cruel Herod slew
The suckling babes, and thought
To baffle God, Christ lived and grew,
And in the temple taught.
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" 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

In news:

In Cajun Country, the term technically refers to a whole suckling pig roasted over hardwood.
The doll 's suckling sounds are prompted by sensors that are sewn into a halter top at the nipples of little girls.
The breastfeeding doll 's suckling sounds are prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top.
Though it's not clear that the epidurals were the reason, there is evidence from other research that fentanyl can hinder infants' ability to suckle, Dr Siranda Torvaldsen, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health.
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.
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute found that baby mice begin to suckle their mother's milk after learning her unique combination of odors.
A new study says that it is the mother's scent that draws baby animals to their mother for suckling .
Lobster mac and suckling pig tacos in Savannah.
A blog about Domaine Hudson's wine honor, the new Ubon Thai Cuisine, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, and roasted suckling pig at Olé Tapas Lounge.
Let's stop being suckling piglets.
Wine journalist James Suckling swirls over to his own website.
James Suckling ( Glynis Sweeny / For The Times ).
The doll's suckling sounds are prompted by sensors that are sewn into a halter top at the nipples of little girls.
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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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