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c.1400, from new + made.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • They passed the new-made grave in the sand, and Rhodes turned to the girl.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • My new-made friend knocked at the door and explained things in Bulgarian.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • I was told that the new-made grave was for the only son of a poor widow.

  • Their new-made captives could tell this, though ignorant of what it might be.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • And it was out of this belief she reassured her new-made friend.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • Nearest the new-made mound were two very old and dark table-tombs.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • But suddenly there came to his mind the recollection of his new-made pledge to Annixter.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • It was to one of these that China went with her new-made friends.

    Hubert's Wife

    Minnie Mary Lee
  • The clansmen of Glen Iran and Alpine will greet you at the new-made grave.

    The Sequel of Appomattox Walter Lynwood Fleming
  • Strip me of my yellow garments and bury me in soft and new-made earth.

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