Babe


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Babe

Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
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And who, by your favour, Sir, may be the father of yonder babe -- it is some three or four months old, I should judge -- which Mistress Prynne is holding in her arms?
No," grumbled Emma Jane; "infant is worse even than babe.
Must my babe be dragged from my breast and be strangled, and by you, Mopo?
She made the leap successfully, but as she grasped the limb of the further tree the sudden jar loosened the hold of the tiny babe where it clung frantically to her neck, and she saw the little thing hurled, turning and twisting, to the ground thirty feet below.
It is now time, I ween, to christen our bonny babe, is it not so, merry boys?
Mary's poor pretentious babe screamed continually, with a note of exultation in his din, as if he thought he was devoting himself to a life of pleasure, and often the last sound I heard as I got me out of the street was his haw-haw-haw, delivered triumphantly as if it were some entirely new thing, though he must have learned it like a parrot.
It was the same into which he had come as a tiny babe.
But it made the captain remember back across the years to his own girl babe asleep on his arm.
The babe threw back his head and roared at his prospects.
A babe was clasped in the arms of another and older woman.
When the nobles heard that, they wished to slay the new-born babe.
But while she was in the mountains, she was hunted by some goat-herds and given up with her babe to Lycaon.