scratch-cradle love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cat's-cradle.


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  • If the little ones wanted a piece of twine to play scratch-cradle, or spin a top, there it was, in readiness; and when they threw it upon the floor, the older children had no need to be told to put it again in its place.

    The American Frugal Housewife Lydia Maria Francis Child 1841


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