from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A child of noble birth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A child of noble birth.
- n. The cognomen given to the oldest son prior to his taking his father's title.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cognomen formerly prefixed to his name by the oldest son, until he succeeded to his ancestral titles, or was knighted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See child, 8.
What Clinton phrases as a commonplace has not been located in midwifery treatises; Gouge, however, does employ the phrase "The drawing forth of a womans milke by her childe is a means to get and preserve a good stomach, which is a great preservative of good health" (Of Domesticall Duties, L12r).
Even words that to me feel neutral in English are feminine, if they describe a person or an animal, like the use of "childe" instead of "child", "catte" instead of "cat".
The "childe" is, in fact, lord Byron himself, who was only twenty-two when he began the poem, which was completed in seven years.
I have said before), and that at a time most fortunate for his purpose; for when he was coming home from Ireland, with intent to revenge himselfe upon my Lord of Leicester for begetting his wife with childe in his absence (the childe was a daughter, and brought up by the Lady Shandoes,
"The like good chance had he in the death of my Lord of Essex (as I have said before), and that at a time most fortunate for his purpose; for when he was coming home from Ireland, with intent to revenge himselfe upon my Lord of Leicester for begetting his wife with childe in his absence (the childe was a daughter, and brought up by the Lady Shandoes,
The website has also been an immediate hit among the Twitterati, who are beginning to childe one another if they link to the actual Daily Mail website.
If he was so sure that a “vemen childe”—a woman child—was so useless that he “might as well shoot himself now” then he could “bludy” well find the horse by himself.
In the midst of a discussion about a Jewish tradition mandating that each couple has at least one male and one female childe, Bryan Cap Tracked on July 31, 2005 9:10 PM
The childe, Marie, was appointed to the care of the Malkavian clan and she is starting to fit in.
I'm not sure what exactly he did, but he created a childe without permission and he fled the city soon after that.
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