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old mother hubbard

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“Old Mother Hubbard” definition

A nursery rhyme. Its first stanza is:

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To fetch her poor dog a bone;
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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