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- n. a female fosterer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who feeds and cherishes; a nurse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who nourishes or rears; a nurse.
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We fly past the cliffs of Ithaca, Laërtes 'realm, and curse the land, fostress of cruel Ulysses.
Earth, the mother and fostress, receives our sympathy and gives us her own.
Woven about the fragrant forehead of the fostress maiden's town.
Night, holy and starry, the fostress of souls, with the fragrance of heaven in her breath,
With England Eton her child kept pace as a fostress of men to be.