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  • n. breast milk

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. milk secreted by a woman who has recently given birth


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  • It is this long continued assimilation of a tainted mother's milk which enfeebles the nursling, and makes him an easy victim to any one of the numerous diseases which endanger the earlier years of life.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • One sentence in La Mere et l'Enfant tersely states a very sore point; he truly says: ` ` Among all people except the most civilized the mother's milk is considered the proper nourishment for the children. ''

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • He is very well-favoured and he speaks very shrewishly; one would think his mother's milk were scarce out of him.

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

  • At the Hearth of the Crane, though he had eaten from his mother's dish, Ayla noticed that Fralie's two-year-old son, Tasher, wanted to nurse, then fussed and whined, which convinced Ayla that his mother's milk was gone.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • The Arabians seem to nurse for a period of perhaps two years; the Waswaheli, from one to two years; in the eastern portions of Africa, it is the custom to nurse as long as the mother's milk will last, and often during the next pregnancy.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples


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