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Related to suckling: unweaned, sickling, breastfed

suckling

an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother

Suckling

Sir John. 1609--42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
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The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob: -- a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.
In another harbour not far distant, a woman, who was suckling a recently-born child, came one day alongside the vessel, and remained there out of mere curiosity, whilst the sleet fell and thawed on her naked bosom, and on the skin of her naked baby
George Wither (1588-1667), a much older man than Suckling and Lovelace, may be mentioned with them as the writer in his youth of light-hearted love-poems.
or do we entrust to the males the entire and exclusive care of the flocks, while we leave the females at home, under the idea that the bearing and suckling their puppies is labour enough for them?
Care will also be taken that the process of suckling shall not be protracted too long; and the mothers will have no getting up at night or other trouble, but will hand over all this sort of thing to the nurses and attendants.
Little Bob Suckling, who was cap in hand to her three months before, and would walk a mile in the rain to see for her carriage in the line at Gaunt House, was talking to Fitzoof of the Guards (Lord Heehaw's son) one day upon the jetty, as Becky took her walk there.
Ay, for a town bred boy, or a skeary woman; though for that matter, there is old Esther; she has no more fear of a red-skin than of a suckling cub, or of a wolf pup.
However, it is recognized that bucket suckling causes welfare problems such as leading to frustration of suckling motivation and then formation of hair balls in the rumen and wounds in the inter-sucked parts of calves.
Lieutenant Commander Robin Suckling faced winds of 60mph on Buachaille Etive Mor in a bid to reach the pair, who had spent the night on the summit.
Daniel Suckling viciously attacked his mum as she slept after a wake, stamping on her head and twisting an arm which had undergone surgery.
Australia's High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling welcomed their decision to reach out to Indian women.
We are looking at a target of 120,000 tourist visas by the end of this financial year," said Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India at a function at his residence.