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cradling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cradle  \Cra"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cradled}  (-d'ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Cradling}  (-dl?ng).] 
  1.  To  lay  to  rest,  or  rock,  as  in  a  cradle;  to  lull  or  quiet, 
  as  by  rocking. 
 
  It  cradles  their  fears  to  sleep.  --D.  A.  Clark. 
 
  2.  To  nurse  or  train  in  infancy. 
 
  He  that  hath  been  cradled  in  majesty  will  not  leave 
  the  throne  to  play  with  beggars.  --Glanvill. 
 
  3.  To  cut  and  lay  with  a  cradle,  as  grain. 
 
  4.  To  transport  a  vessel  by  means  of  a  cradle. 
 
  In  Lombardy  .  .  .  boats  are  cradled  and  transported 
  over  the  grade.  --Knight. 
 
  {To  cradle  a  picture},  to  put  ribs  across  the  back  of  a 
  picture,  to  prevent  the  panels  from  warping. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cradling  \Cra"dling\  (-dl?ng),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  using  a  cradle. 
 
  2.  (Coopering)  Cutting  a  cask  into  two  pieces  lengthwise,  to 
  enable  it  to  pass  a  narrow  place  the  two  parts  being 
  afterward  united  and  rehooped 
 
  3.  (Carp.)  The  framework  in  arched  or  coved  ceilings  to  which 
  the  laths  are  nailed.  --Knight. 




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