from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destroying or preventing care; removing anxiety.
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Hadst thou taken this old blacksmith to thyself ere his full ruin came upon him, then had the young widow had a delicious grief, and her orphans a truly venerable, legendary sire to dream of in their after years; and all of them a care-killing competency.
Indeed these wilful, care-killing damsels were averse to all useful employment.
Indeed these wilful care-killing damsels were averse to all useful employment.
Sportsmans 'Hall I must not omit that care-killing soul Captain Beaven, whose easy flow of good-humour and love of good sport is not less conspicuous than his love for a pretty lass, and his delight in a good song and a cheerful glass.
"Though Bacchus may boast of his care-killing bowl,