Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sugar tied up in a rag of linen of the shape and size of a woman's nipple, and moistened: given to an infant to quiet it.

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Examples

  • Even as a baby he seemed to realize the weight of responsibility which had been laid upon his little black shoulders, and there was a complacent dignity in the very way in which he drew upon the sweets of his dirty sugar-teat when the maternal breast was far off bending over the sheaves of the field.

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  • As we disengage the public from the sugar-teat of Pub propaganda and point out that they didn't do a damned thing FOR THEM for eight long years … indeed, did plenty TO THEM … their

    Political Waves

  • corporations are violating U.S. sanctions through dummy corporations cluttering every new skyscraper directory in bankrupt Dubai and its neighboring sugar-teat, Qatar.

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