Indeed, watching Hodskins cradle the ball with half an arm is something to behold.
Doctors would not let the cradle of Civilization come to this.
When, in 1923, she gave birth to a baby boy, Ford gave her the cradle he had occupied as an infant.
His books include Up From the cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II and a novel, Last of the Red Hot Poppas.
You go in there you get all your health care from cradle to grave.
She was to wed A son of mine by vow above her cradle, And I have buried every son save you.
Another contrivance which soon came into use was the "cradle."
The caretaker told me they call it the 'cradle of Liberty,' here; and I don't wonder.
The cradle was placed on rockers and was also tilted slightly.
When they got to the freight office they found that the cradle, in which the Dartaway was to be shipped, had arrived.
c.1200, cradel, from Old English cradol "little bed, cot," from Proto-Germanic *kradulas "basket" (cf. Old High German kratto, krezzo "basket," German Krätze "basket carried on the back"). Cat's cradle is from 1768. Cradle-snatching "amorous pursuit of younger person" is 1925, U.S. slang.
c.1500, from cradle (n.). Related: Cradled; cradling.
cradle cra·dle (krād'l)
A small low bed for an infant, often furnished with rockers.
A frame used to keep the bedclothes from pressing on an injured part.