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nursing mother

noun
1.
a mother who is breast-feeding her baby
2.
a biblical name for foster mother
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  • Then, with the gentleness of a nursing mother, he attended to the cut on her arm.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • To the people who made this language the sea has been the "nursing mother."

    The Fleets Behind the Fleet

    W. MacNeile (William MacNeile) Dixon
  • Has not she been a nursing mother to us, from the days of our infancy to this time?

  • Has she not been a nursing mother to us from the days of our infancy to this time.

  • Association of ideas is a nursing mother to the fertility of authorship.

  • Lincoln's Inn had long been a nursing mother to dramatic effort.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist

    Charles Mills Gayley
  • The nursing mother has not food enough for one, far less for two.

    The Woman-Hater Charles Reade
  • The average diet for the normal woman is safe for the nursing mother.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • It is also asserted that the nursing mother transmits certain traits to its child, which the non-nursing mother cannot.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson
  • The diet of the nursing mother during the period immediately after confinement is given elsewhere.

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