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  • n. Plural form of foundling.


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  • β€œIt’s what we call the foundlings,” I finished, more uncomfortable by the moment.

    Sacrificial Doves « A Fly in Amber

  • Murray Blick is the most obnoxious man Nicole has ever met, but Blanche is so sweet, always bringing the Cooper-Jaffe kids presents on their birthdays and leaving cakes and kugels on Nicole's doorstep like foundlings almost every week.

    The Search

  • It was thought that by having a hospital for foundlings society would be seen to be condoning loose morals; because most of the children were born to unmarried mothers.


  • Whereas other cities in Europe had homes for foundlings, London did not.


  • Two-thirds of the foundlings died, which sounds shocking until you remember that nearly half the children born in London at the time would perish in infancy.

    Threads of feeling

  • Rolling her triple lashed eyes heavenward at the shenanigans of nuns on a mission, foundlings reunited with parents, mistaken identities, lost love, guilt and sin, sin, sin, Charles Busch is his most delicious baring leg in a trim '40's pencil skirt.

    Regina Weinreich: Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, The Divine Sister, You've Got Hate Mail

  • The first person McCarthy called upon this stunning discovery was Constance, because of her work with foundlings.

    Empire of Dreams

  • The latest two bring me up to seven, all foundlings.

    I would like to roast your balls, while still attached to your pimply ass, over a slow fire.

  • All are foundlings who have never been abroad before and have to find their own way to Europe and through Africa.

    A Year on the Wing

  • He often sat with Michael Faraday, the famous scientist; Eliza Barrow, who had been a victim of the notorious serial murderer Frederick Seddon; he spent time brooding over the unmarked graves of foundlings.

    Her Fearful Symmetry


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