Babe


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Babe

Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
References in classic literature ?
The babe bawled tremendously, protesting with great violence.
The urchin tried to dart behind the others and in the scuffle the babe, Tommie, was knocked down.
Must my babe be dragged from my breast and be strangled, and by you, Mopo?
As a babe he bit my breast and tore my hair; as the man is so was the babe.
No," grumbled Emma Jane; "infant is worse even than babe.
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.
After Zeus had seduced Callisto, Lycaon, pretending not to know of the matter, entertained Zeus, as Hesiod says, and set before him on the table the babe which he had cut up.
Levin made no answer this time, not because he did not want to enter upon a discussion with the priest, but because, so far, no one had ever asked him such questions, and when his babes did ask him those questions, it would be time enough to think about answering them.
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?
As the mother in catastrophe tries to gain her babe, as the Greek who, dying, remembered sweet Argos, as soldiers on a stricken field pass with the names of their women upon their lips, so Jerry, in this wreck of a world, yearned toward Skipper.
         Ere babes were invented
On the first of February, 1830, two boy babes were born in his house; one to him, one to one of his slave girls, Roxana by name.