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  • Cradling his arm in his other elbow, he bound it in his own shirt.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Cradling his then six-week-old daughter Lauren in his arms, an unruffled Dalglish responded by telling an interviewer: "You'll get more sense out of my baby than him."

    Kenny Dalglish expects respect but no free ride from Sir Alex Ferguson

  • Cradling a 1970 Guild Artist Award guitar—her favorite because of its formidable size and volume—the musician joined the members of her working trio on a recent Saturday to cut several tracks for her next ensemble album.

    A Sharpened Axe to Grind

  • Cradling the phone between my ear and shoulder, I reached down and picked up the pajamas that Cece had left on the floor by her bed.

    Haven

  • "Cradling his chin in the palm of one hand with his elbow on the padding of his aerobars, he supported his head well enough to finish the race that year," Ms. Snyder writes.

    Coast to Coast in Eight Days

  • Cradling the BB in my hands and typing with my thumbs over 10 years, I've developed my technique to the point where I can write faster on my BB than on a full-size computer keyboard.

    Naomi Troni: My Biggest Worry for 2012

  • Cradling the slinged arm and taking deep breaths my gaze hit the window and froze there.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Dead Man’s Hand’s Review Forum

  • Cradling Regin in one arm, he used his free hand to wrench free the chain, surprising even himself with his strength.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Cradling him in her arms she wept and told him over and over that she loved him and that she was so sorry for what she had said to him and for what she had done.

    A Christmas Story

  • Cradling the phone and poor posture torque up the tension. 4:45 p.m.

    Case of the Daily Headache

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