American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause or allow to take milk at the breast or udder; nurse.
- v. To take milk at the breast or udder of.
- v. To take in as sustenance; have as nourishment.
- v. To nourish as if with the milk of the breast; nurture: "a pagan suckled in a creed outworn” ( William Wordsworth).
- v. To suck at the breast or udder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give suck to; nurse, at the breast.
- To suck; nurse.
- n. A teat.
- n. obsolete A teat.
- v. transitive To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.
- v. intransitive To nurse; to suck.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A teat.
- v. To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.
- v. rare To nurse; to suck.
- v. suck milk from the mother's breasts
- v. give suck to
- First attested 1408, perhaps a causative form of Middle English suken ("to suck"), or a back-formation from suckling (though this word is attested only from c. 1440). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English suclen, perhaps from suklinge, suckling; see suckling. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These “Judas Goats” here want big govt. and to suckle from the breast of it.”
“Totally random thought, I love how the verification words are sometimes real words or close to real words...today it's "suckle”
“Now, perhaps once male numbers were manageable enough, once we’d stopped allowing them an automatic and entitled suckle at the female teat, we could consider the possibility of educating the brutality out of them.”
“Since this is a contest whose winners will suckle daily on the teat of special interest money, the "greed" is all but implied.”
“His voice lowered as he bent to suckle at my neck.”
“But viewers will hear some flat lines, some predictable lines and, well, some memorably awful lines, such as "Music is magic and magic music" or "You were so young then, mischievously playing in my puddles" or -- brace yourself -- "See their songs suckle on society like the stained lips of rape children to their wavering mother's breast.”
“His nipples had become tight raisins of need, and she brushed them with her fingers and then bent to suckle them, putting tears in his eyes as he moved against her harder when she finally sought his mouth again for a kiss.”
“They snuggle up to their mother and suckle for the three additional months that she hibernates …”
“To see thousands of penguins in colonies and rookeries nursing their furry chicks or kissing their mates, touching bills; to watch a mother seal suckle her newborn pup; to watch pink and white dolphins porpoise through the water next to your ship.”
“But look let's just say that they did exist, it would be out in the country, where there are plenty of goats to suckle on.”
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