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(among North American Indians) a board to which an infant is strapped.
- ‘Until he was able to walk, an Iroquois baby spent his days secured to a cradleboard.’
- ‘Cradles, sometimes called cradleboards, were also the product of women's work.’
- ‘For good luck the umbilical cord was sown into a small hide pouch and attached to the cradleboard.’
- ‘Other uses of the area include historical occupancy for farming and use of willow to make cradleboards.’
- ‘They tell about how cradleboards were decorated, and how twins were sometimes looked upon as a sign of bad luck.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.