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codle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coddle  \Cod"dle\  (k[o^]d"d'l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coddled} 
  (-d'ld);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Coddling}  (-dl[i^]ng).]  [Cf. 
  {Prov}.  E.  caddle  to  coax,  spoil,  fondle,  and  {Cade},  a.  &  v. 
  t.]  [Written  also  {codle}.] 
  1.  To  parboil,  or  soften  by  boiling. 
 
  It  [the  guava  fruit]  may  be  coddled.  --Dampier. 
 
  2.  To  treat  with  excessive  tenderness;  to  pamper. 
 
  How  many  of  our  English  princes  have  been  coddled  at 
  home  by  their  fond  papas  and  mammas!  --Thackeray. 
 
  He  [Lord  Byron]  never  coddled  his  reputation. 
  --Southey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Codle  \Co"dle\,  v.  t. 
  See  {Coddle}.