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Aug 28, 2006
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pollicitation
nudiustertian
dandle
phatic
tarantism

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dandle

Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio dandle (DAN-dl) verb tr.

1. To bounce a child on the knees or in the arms.

2. To pamper or pet.

[Of uncertain origin.]

See more usage examples of dandle in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Out in the chilly Pacific air, people gossiped, drank Red Bull and vodka, dandled babies and sat around on canvas-covered poufs in a closed parking lot."
Guy Trebay; Off the Wall and Off the Hook; The New York Times; Aug 11, 2006.

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A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it. -Frank A. Clark, writer (b. 1911)

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