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  • noun Alternative spelling of baby jumper.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The peculiar vehicle which is here known as a "buckboard" we find a comfortable conveyance, with a motion which seems a combination of see-saw and baby-jumper.

    Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"

  • The hard, uncomfortable stage, which Horace had said was like a baby-jumper, would never do for a sick man to ride in: so Billy Green had driven to the cars in his easiest carriage, and aunt Madge had gone with him, for she was afraid neither Billy nor the gentleman who was with Captain Clifford would know how to wrap the shawls about him carefully enough.

    Captain Horace

  • "Ain't that a bumpin 'stage, though?" cried Horace; "just like a baby-jumper."

    Captain Horace

  • "Ef an able seaman had fallen from the yard-arm that night he'd been sunk in sight o 'the ship, and thet baby ez can't swim a stroke sails ashore, sound asleep, with the waves for a baby-jumper."

    Drift from Two Shores

  • They prefer the baby-jumper to the study of Coke and Lyttleton, and the ball-room to the Palo Alto battle.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I

  • He was active in getting the roads repaired and planted with shade-trees; he subscribed for the fountains, the gas, and the telegraph; he introduced the new horse-rake, the new scraper, the baby-jumper, and what not, that Connecticut sends to the admiring citizens.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

  • And in the fifth corner was the baby-jumper, its fat and habitual occupant being at this time oblivious to the day's exertions; in point of fact, he was up stairs in a red pine crib, sound asleep with his thumb in his mouth.

    Aunt Phillis's Cabin Or, Southern Life As It Is

  • Indeed, he should have been mentioned in connection with the baby-jumper, for wherever the baby was in the day time, there was Neptune, but he seemed to think that a

    Aunt Phillis's Cabin Or, Southern Life As It Is

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