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Origin of dry nurse
Words nearby dry nurse
Definition for dry nurse (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), dry-nursed, dry-nurs·ing.
Origin of dry-nurse
Example sentences from the Web for dry nurse
And now it had been of little use to take a dry-nurse in her place, for Andree did not cease shrieking from morning till night.Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
Keep the nurse here as dry-nurse so that she may not carry the infection elsewhere.Three Plays by Brieux|Eugne Brieux
To prune feeble plants and shrubs is like acting the part of dry-nurse to a sickly orphan.Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character|Charles Dudley Warner
The gaunt weaver was dry-nurse at Cauldstaneslap, and the bairns loved him dearly.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
If the traders require a dry-nurse system, let them formulate one in place of the one sketched above.West African studies|Mary Henrietta Kingsley