Suckle Suc"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suckled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suckling}.] [Freq. of suck.] To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

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  • SUCKLING (J.) — SUCKLING JOHN (1609 1642) Poète, cavalier, dramaturge et courtisan, célèbre surtout pour ses poèmes lyriques, Suckling était gentilhomme de la chambre de Charles Ier d’Angleterre et ami de Thomas Carew, de Richard Lovelace et de sir William… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Suckling —   [ sʌklɪȖ], Sir (seit 1630) John, englischer Dichter und Dramatiker, getauft Whitton (heute zu London) 10. 2. 1609, ✝ Paris 1642; aus wohlhabender Familie, studierte in Cambridge; später im Hofdienst, floh 1641 aus politischen Gründen nach Paris …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Suckling — Suck ling, n. [OE. sokeling. See {Suck}, v. t.] 1. A young child or animal nursed at the breast. [1913 Webster] 2. A small kind of yellow clover ({Trifolium filiforme}) common in Southern Europe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suckling — Suckling, John, geb. 1613; war Anhänger Karls I. im Bürgerkriege u. st. 1641; er schr. einige Dramen, Lieder, Sonette u. vermischte Gedichte gesammelt, Lond. 1646 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • suckling — mid 15c., an infant at the breast, from SUCK (Cf. suck) + dim. suffix ling. Cf. M.Du. sogeling, Du. zuigeling, Ger. Säugling. Meaning act of breast feeding is attested from 1799 …   Etymology dictionary

  • suckling — ► NOUN ▪ an unweaned child or animal …   English terms dictionary

  • Suckling — [suk′liŋ] Sir John 1609 42; Eng. poet …   English World dictionary

  • suckling — [suk′liŋ] n. [ME sokelynge: see SUCK & LING1] an unweaned child or young animal …   English World dictionary

  • suckling — /suk ling/, n. an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned. [1400 50; late ME; see SUCK, LING1] * * * In mammals, the drawing of milk into the mouth from the nipple of a mammary gland. In human beings, it is referred to as nursing or… …   Universalium

  • Suckling — /suk ling/, n. Sir John, 1609 42, English poet. * * * In mammals, the drawing of milk into the mouth from the nipple of a mammary gland. In human beings, it is referred to as nursing or breast feeding. The word also denotes an animal that has not …   Universalium

  • Suckling — This is a famous name of pre 7th century Old English origins. It derives from the original word sucan meaning to suck, and was in ancient times a baptismal and patronymic name of endearment. Similar such endearment surnames are Darling, Dear and… …   Surnames reference

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