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childing

[chahyl-ding] /ˈtʃaɪl dɪŋ/
adjective, Archaic.
1.
bearing children; pregnant.
Origin of childing
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at child, -ing2
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  • If I was not childing, I could have had a room for him, but somehow I shall be lying-in in every room and all over the place.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden

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