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- n. A young lamb, a very young sheep.
- n. A term of endearment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small lamb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little lamb.
- n. One treated as gently as a lamb; one fondly cherished.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very young lamb
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I looked up at the woolly lambkin clouds and felt a chill.
Then how will the tongue of the pretty lambkin bleat out innocence, and virtue, and honesty, till the whole trial be at an end! —
Well, well, lambkin, (which the foolish often calls me,) if I was in his place, he should not have his property in you long questionable.
Why, lambkin, said she, what dost thou think thyself? —
Now, when she hath thus completely armed our hero to carry on a war with man, she never fails of furnishing that innocent lambkin with some means of knowing his enemy, and foreseeing his designs.
Poor lambkin, arriving with naught but a pair of old-fashioned gowns to wear.
When the cook heard that the lambkin could speak and said such sad words to the fish down below, he was terrified and thought this could be no common lamb, but must be bewitched by the wicked woman in the house.
Then the wise woman pronounced a blessing over the lambkin and the little fish, by means of which they regained their human forms, and after this she took them both into a little hut in a great forest, where they lived alone, but were contented and happy.
Then the fish swam here and there about the pond and was very sad, and the lambkin walked up and down the meadow, and was miserable, and could not eat or touch one blade of grass.
Then said he, “Be easy, I will not kill thee,” and took another sheep and made it ready for the guests, and conveyed the lambkin to a good peasant woman, to whom he related all that he had seen and heard.