from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A little daughter.
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- noun archaic An affectionate term for a
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So he followed her, little by little, till presently he came in front of her and stopping the way before her in a narrow lane, called out to her, saying, "Harkye, daughterling, art thou a freewoman or a slave?"
“daughterling” as still but a child, and probably had not yet admitted the notion that others might look on her in a different light: he would speak of what should be done when
“Mrs. Bretton,” said he: “what am I to do with this daughter or daughterling of mine?
Then he said to her, "Peace be on thee, O daughterling!
"Mrs. Bretton," said he: "what am I to do with this daughter or daughterling of mine?