Origin of nursling
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I give the nurseling, which is an Anthrax-eater, a young Phaneroptera.
I must also be careful of its legs and mandibles, the least touch of which would rip open the nurseling.
In a little while, the Oryctes is a noisome mass on which the nurseling lies poisoned.
If the mother is not strong her nurseling will sometimes thrive better upon artificial food than on its natural nourishment.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
Would she be guilty of such inconceivable maternal aberration as to leave her nurseling without nourishment?The Mason-bees
J. Henri Fabre
- a child or young animal that is being suckled, nursed, or fostered
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Word Origin and History for nurseling
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