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Definition of cradling (Meaning of cradling)
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Cradle Cra"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cradled} (-d'ld); p. pr.
	     & vb. n. {Cradling} (-dl?ng).]
	     1. To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet,
	        as by rocking.
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	              It cradles their fears to sleep.      --D. A. Clark.
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	     2. To nurse or train in infancy.
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	              He that hath been cradled in majesty will not leave
	              the throne to play with beggars.      --Glanvill.
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	     3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
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	     4. To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.
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	              In Lombardy . . . boats are cradled and transported
	              over the grade.                       --Knight.
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	     {To cradle a picture}, to put ribs across the back of a
	        picture, to prevent the panels from warping.
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	  Cradling Cra"dling (-dl?ng), n.
	     1. The act of using a cradle.
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	     2. (Coopering) Cutting a cask into two pieces lengthwise, to
	        enable it to pass a narrow place, the two parts being
	        afterward united and rehooped.
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	     3. (Carp.) The framework in arched or coved ceilings to which
	        the laths are nailed. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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