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Youngling

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You'ngling. n.s. [from young; ẏonᵹlınᵹ, Saxon.] Any creature in the first part of life.

More dear unto their God, than younglings to their dam. Fairy Queen.

Youngling, thou canst not love so dear as I.—
— Grey beard, thy love doth freeze.
Shakespeare.

When we perceive that bats have teats, it is not unreasonable to infer, they suckle their younglings with milk. Brown.

Encourag'd thus she brought her younglings nigh. Dryden.

The stately beast the two Tyrrheidæ bred,
Snatch'd from his dam, and the tame youngling fed.
Dryden.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Dryden, John (788) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (71)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Youngling." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 20, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12482.


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