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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of nurse.

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Examples

  • For to any one of these the name of a nourse is fitly given: whence a good wife is called her husbands nourse: and that Rebeckahs nourse was only such a one, appeareth, [Gen. 24.61.] because afterward she is not named a nourse, but a maide, saying: Then Rebeckah rose, and her maides; now maids give not suck out of their breasts, never any virgin, or honest maide gave suck, but that blessed one from an extraordinary, & blessed power.

    The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie

  • Nature tells everybody about but I learned all the runes of the gamest game ever from my old nourse Asa.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Setting the ponderous main-nourse, because the main-nopmast could not be trusted to carry sail.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The time was scarce come, when as (according to her commandement) he disguised himselfe, and went straight to the chamber, where he found the nourse attending for him, who (by the appointment of her Mistresse) fed him with flattering talke, and gave him mingled and doled drinke in a cup, excusing the absence of her

    The Golden Asse

  • But come thou about midnight (quoth Charites) disguised without companie, and doe but hisse at my chamber doore, and my nourse shall attend and let thee in.

    The Golden Asse

  • But come thou about midnight (quoth Charites) disguised without companie, and doe but hisse at my chamber doore, and my nourse shall attend and let thee in.

    The Golden Asse

  • The time was scarce come, when as (according to her commandement) he disguised himselfe, and went straight to the chamber, where he found the nourse attending for him, who (by the appointment of her Mistresse) fed him with flattering talke, and gave him mingled and doled drinke in a cup, excusing the absence of her Mistresse Charites, by reason that she attended on her

    The Golden Asse

  • And woonne Townes nourse as fast as thou canst make Apples.

    Ralph Roister Doister

  • A nourse talke so homely with one of your worship?

    Ralph Roister Doister

  • + Is she but a nourse of a house? hence home olde trotte,

    Ralph Roister Doister

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