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A place or process in which something originates or flourishes
“The turn of the century seemed to herald a turnaround for those living in the cradle of Christianity.”
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.”
Small bed for baby
“The baby sleeps in the cradle upstairs.”
A place of origin
Hold gently and protectively
“Men sat on top, with rifles cradled on their laps.”
To hold gently as if in a cradle
“I cradled her in my arms.”
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