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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bantling  \Bant"ling\,  n.  [Prob.  for  bandling,  from  band,  and 
  meaning  a  child  wrapped  in  swaddling  bands;  or  cf  G. 
  b["a]ntling  a  bastard,  fr  bank  bench.  Cf  {Bastard},  n.] 
  A  young  or  small  child;  an  infant.  [Slightly  contemptuous  or 
  In  what  out  of  the  way  corners  genius  produces  her 
  bantlings.  --W.  Irving.