noun, plural lyings-in, lying-ins.
Examples from the Web for lying-in
Madam Esmond has helped me many a time, tended my poor wife in her lying-in, and doctored our Betty in the fever.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
Is it true, father, that a man commits mortal sin if he lies with his wife at the time of her lying-in?The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. III. (of V.)|Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
The women of the family are in the lying-in room and they watch her carefully, while some of the men stand about outside.
A Lying-in Hospital is one of the appendages of this establishment.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
For all practical purposes 60 to 63 F. is quite sufficient, and surgical and lying-in cases do well in lower temperatures.
British Dictionary definitions for lying-in
noun plural lyings-in
- confinement in childbirth
- (as modifier)a lying-in hospital