Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young or small lamb; hence, a stupidly or ignorantly innocent person.

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  • noun A young or little lamb.

Etymologies

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From lamb +‎ -ling.

Examples

  • The Dissenting pastor moaned over his stray lambling — if such a little, wily, mischievous monster could be called a lamb at all.

    The Virginians

  • The sheep bolted, and when I whistled Rob he came bounding towards us with the lambling running by his side.

    Three Years in Tristan da Cunha

  • The Dissenting pastor moaned over his stray lambling -- if such a little, wily, mischievous monster could be called a lamb at all.

    The Virginians

  • Gourdon, “the butcher will never strike down yonder lambling!

    Burlesques

  • Gourdon, “the butcher will never strike down yonder lambling!

    Rebecca and Rowena; a romance upon romance

  • "Now, by St. Barbacue of Limoges," said Bertrand de Gourdon, "the butcher will never strike down yonder lambling!

    Burlesques

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