• WordNet 3.6
    • n fosterling a child who is raised by foster parents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fosterling A foster child.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fosterling A f oster-child.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fosterling a foster-child
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fōstorling,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fóstrian, to nourish, fóstor, food.


In literature:

After Hiartuar, HOTHER, whom I mentioned above, the brother of Athisl, and also the fosterling of King Gewar, became sovereign of both realms.
"The Danish History, Books I-IX" by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
Now I, Mopo, saw the glamour that had fallen upon my fosterling, and spoke of it with Galazi, saying that a means must be found to wake him.
"Nada the Lily" by H. Rider Haggard
They will share prowess with every one in the Hostel, and they will chance to escape from it with their fosterling.
"The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga" by Various
And Derbrenn, Eochaid Fedlech's daughter, was another that was loved by Angus, and she had six fosterlings, three boys and three girls.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
Us, dear Scathach's fosterlings, Thee in death, me, strong, alive.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
A man full of the grace of the Holy Spirit and of chastity, like John the breast-fosterling.
"The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran" by Anonymous
Ne'er shall the land of Romulus henceforth Look on a fosterling with prouder eye.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Bill and Ling led the nervous mare through the group of pipe-smoking, friendly lumbermen, and Varian hugged his fosterling's son.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Nevertheless, when her fosterling fed her kindly from her abundance they naysaid it not.
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
Thursday morning, being about to make her summer exodus, she cheerfully transferred her fosterling to me.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates