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nursing father

  1. a biblical name for foster father
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Historical Examples of nursing father

  • Flicoteaux has been nursing-father to many an illustrious name.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

    Honore de Balzac

  • I have looked upon him ever since as a nursing-father to the Church.

  • Hopefully we borrowed a buggy, and ourselves drove him to the house of that old squatter, nursing-father that we imagined him.

  • Now is the time when the male assumes his important duties of nursing-father.