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godmother

a female godparent
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But, you see, you ARE so like the fairy godmother in the bright little books
And I'll tell you what I must ask you to do, godmother.
The Cat had no cousin, and had not been asked to be godmother.
She said to the Mouse, 'You must again be kind enough to look after the house alone, for I have been asked a second time to stand godmother, and as this child has a white ring round its neck, I cannot refuse.
I am again asked to be godmother, and, as the child has a white ring round its neck, I cannot refuse.
All good things go in threes,' said she, 'I am asked to stand godmother again.
Yet I had never been taught to pray for any relation but my godmother.
The golden chariot passed on, and the two talked no more together that day; nevertheless the King's messengers were busy, for they whispered one word into the ear of the Fairy Godmother and another into the ear of the Princess, though so faintly that neither of them realized that the King had spoken.
He remembered how, when he was a lad of fifteen, his godmother, the Squire's wife--the only rich person with whom he had ever come in contact--had pinned her faith to his success; had prophesied a wondrous career for him.
The feeble fingers were never idle, and one of her pleasures was to make little things for the school children daily passing to and fro, to drop a pair of mittens from her window for a pair of purple hands, a needlebook for some small mother of many dolls, penwipers for young penmen toiling through forests of pothooks, scrapbooks for picture-loving eyes, and all manner of pleasant devices, till the reluctant climbers of the ladder of learning found their way strewn with flowers, as it were, and came to regard the gentle giver as a sort of fairy godmother, who sat above there, and showered down gifts miraculously suited to their tastes and needs.
She is godmother to a real living Betsey Trotwood; and Dora (the next in order) says she spoils her.
My own Betsey" (fondling her), "you have not the luck of such a good godmother.