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An unweaned child or animal:[as modifier] ‘roast suckling pig’
- ‘Long rows of food stalls were set up to feed the visitors, which included a variety of Thai food, roast turkey and suckling pig fresh from the grill.’
- ‘But where else could you take a group of friends to share a whole roast suckling pig, which you might have preceded with duck liver on toast?’
- ‘Auriga is depicted by a charioteer who holds a goat in his left arm and some suckling kids in his lap.’
- ‘On Sundays both locations have lechon - the whole roasted suckling pig that's a staple at Filipino galas - with spoon-tender flesh and crisp, burnished skin.’
- ‘The roast suckling pig is reason for those who crave this dish to hunger for Tuesdays, the only day they serve it.’
- ‘Delightful, but time-consuming in preparation (there was no way we would have remembered to call ahead 12 hours in advance to warn them we wanted to eat the whole roast suckling, Laotian-style).’
- ‘Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come these questions and this woman, this survivor said, ‘I managed to make a hole in the back of the gas chamber and escape’.’
- ‘In some cases, families sent their infants to live with wet nurses in the country - but sucklings might not survive if the wet nurses favoured their own babies.’
- ‘For Freud, what is ‘primitive’ is not savage society, however, but infantile sexuality, the instinctive and libidinal attachment of a suckling child to its mother.’
- ‘The tongue of the suckling infant cleaves to its palate for thirst; young children beg for bread, no one extends it to them.’
- ‘From the mouths of babes and sucklings You established strength.’
- ‘One sow with hundreds of suckling piglets - the great mother teat for the world.’
- ‘And being the over-the-top Chinese parents they are, they had a whole suckling pig roasting on a spit.’
- ‘Roast suckling pig might evoke the same lip-smacking if it wasn't such a chintzy portion.’
- ‘The crackling roast suckling pig may divide your table; it's nasty to some, but to others, each bite echoes the sound of maracas.’
- ‘My first dinner there is on a Monday, and the menu lists suckling pig as a plat du jour, available only on weekends.’
- ‘The foie gras is thick and lusty, the wild-bass tartare tasty but cut too chunky, the suckling pig good but too oily.’
- ‘They come bearing gifts, a whole roasted suckling pig, delicacies like bird's nest soup and abalone and sweets.’
- ‘No other radiation-induced lesions were evident on the skin of any of the other animals exposed as sucklings.’
- ‘Saul did the same thing at Amalek: ‘Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling.’’
Middle English: from the verb suck + -ling.
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