wet-nurse :

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  • n  a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
  • v  give suck to

  • In Shanghai a wet-nurse unable to find food for her family went on strike, demanding 100 lbs.
  • It took him a year but he gave his milk brother son of Achille Ratti's wet-nurse something to remember in a black eye.

  • Zahi Hawass in Scientific American
    The body of the mummy now in KV 60 with its huge breasts may be the wet-nurse, the original occupant of the coffin ...... The mummy on the third floor at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo could be the mummy of Hatshepsut,Hawass wrote.
  • Brian Blessed in Bucks Free Press
    I'll go back again in about a year's time,says Brian. "The Nepalese government wants me to wear oxygen from about 25,000 feet. They seem determined to wet-nurse me to the top!"

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