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Noun
A place or process in which something originates or flourishes
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“The turn of the century seemed to herald a turnaround for those living in the cradle of Christianity.”
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A framework on which a ship or boat rests during construction or repairs
“Sounds of voices barking instructions competed with the rattle of chains as the boat and cradle were lowered down the slipway.”
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Small bed for baby
“The baby sleeps in the cradle upstairs.”
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The place of one's origin
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A container designed to hold or protect something
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Animal breeding area
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A place where people meet in secret, typically to engage in an illicit activity
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A principal site or location
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The birthplace of christ
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A low-profile wheeled platform used by auto mechanics
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A locality or habitat where something is found in natural abundance, and also where it typically thrives
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A piece of furniture for sleep or rest, typically a framework with a mattress
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A long trough from which horses or cattle feed
Verb
Hold gently and protectively
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“Men sat on top, with rifles cradled on their laps.”
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To hold gently as if in a cradle
“I cradled her in my arms.”
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To move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Take special care of, especially to promote development or well-being
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To nurse with natural or biological milk
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