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Child's body   /tʃaɪldz bˈɑdi/   Listen
Child's body

noun
1.
The body of a human child.






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"Child's body" Quotes from Famous Books



... with her into the passage, they had not stood there long before again a groan was heard. The good woman crossed herself and fell on her knees; but her husband, suspecting now that all was not right, and thinking that an attempt at infanticide had been made, by throwing a child's body down one of the passages leading to the cess-pool, (no uncommon occurrence in Paris,) resolved to call in the police. He did so without loss of time, the heavy stone covering was removed, and one of the attendants stooping down and lowering a lantern, as long as the stench would permit him, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV. • Various

... result proved different to what he expected. Some time afterwards he discovered that his bees were dead. On examining the hive, he was amazed to find that the host put among the honey-combs was turned into a beautiful infant—cold, however, in the arms of death. Intending to bury the child's body in the church, he was proceeding thither, when, on the way to the sacred edifice, the infant vanished. This unhallowed use of the host brought a curse on the neighbourhood. The people were so chastised by divers calamities, that the country was depopulated, and became ...
— The Mysteries of All Nations • James Grant



Words linked to "Child's body" :   nestling, tyke, tiddler, nipper, milk tooth, deciduous tooth, fontanelle, tike, youngster, small fry, juvenile body, kid, baby tooth, minor, shaver, fry, fontanel, soft spot, child, primary tooth



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