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firstling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firstling  \First"ling\,  n.  [First  +  -ling.] 
  1.  The  first  produce  or  offspring;  --  said  of  animals, 
  especially  domestic  animals;  as  the  firstlings  of  his 
  flock.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  thing  first  thought  or  done 
 
  The  very  firstlings  of  my  heart  shall  be  The 
  firstlings  of  my  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firstling  \First"ling\,  a. 
  Firstborn. 
 
  All  the  firstling  males.  --Deut.  xv 
  19.