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A young bird; a nestling:‘her broodlings have hatched’
chick, baby bird, fledglingView synonyms
- ‘She darted into the midst of the flock of storks, with her four broodlings close beside her.’
- ‘A tiny feather-stem was made to grow straight out from the broodling's skin.’
- ‘As she leads, the broodlings will follow.’
- ‘Closet and pantry were distrained of their rarest delicacies, and the poultry-yard of its fattest broodlings, to furnish a palatable variety for his table.’
- ‘In her unfledged condition the destruction of the local shelter threatened the death of the broodling.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.