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cradle

 [kra´d'l]
a frame placed over the body of a bed patient for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from coming in contact with the bed clothes. Cradles vary in size according to their intended purpose and can be used over the entire body or over one or more extremities.
bed cradle see bed cradle.
electric cradle (heat cradle) a tunnel- or hood-shaped cradle equipped with light bulbs, for applications of heat to the patient's body.

cra·dle

(krā'dĕl),
A frame used to keep bedclothes from coming in contact with a patient.
[M.E. cradel]

cradle

/cra·dle/ (kra´d'l) a frame placed over the body of a bed patient for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from contact with bed covers.

cra·dle

(krā'dĕl)
A frame used to keep bedclothes from coming in contact with a patient.
[M.E. cradel]

cradle

a barred restraining device.

calf cradle
is interposed in a chute in a vertical position. The calf is driven in. It may be anything up to 6 months of age. One side of the cradle is movable and the calf is clamped in tightly. The cradle is then swiveled on its bottom hinge and the calf is upended so that it can be castrated, branded, dehorned.
neck cradle
a series of bars tied together like a nonrigid fence. Tied round the neck of a horse like a loose splint, it prevents the horse from biting or licking itself.
lamb cradle
the lamb is laid on its back in the device, its legs are clamped in position exposing scrotum and tail for castration and tail docking, and the perineal area to expose skin folds for mulesing.
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And, bidding the man pick up the cradle and follow him, he turned towards home.
One wants to kiss the baby, and bends over the cradle.
Then glorious Hermes went hurriedly to his cradle, wrapping his swaddling clothes about his shoulders as though he were a feeble babe, and lay playing with the covering about his knees; but at his left hand he kept close his sweet lyre.
254-259) `Child, lying in the cradle, make haste and tell me of my cattle, or we two will soon fall out angrily.
But come now, if you would not sleep your last and latest sleep, get out of your cradle, you comrade of dark night.
And as soon as he had shut them up quietly, and had gone home by crafty turns and twists, he lay down in his cradle in the gloom of a dim cave, as still as dark night, so that not even an eagle keenly gazing would have spied him.
So he rocked the cradle with his foot; made a face at the rebel in the clothes-basket, which put him in high good-humour directly; and stoutly determined to be talkative and make himself agreeable.
The baby in the cradle woke up and cried; the boy in the clothes-basket fell over on his back with the basket upon him, and was seen no more; the mother wept louder yet and rocked faster; but Kit, insensible to all the din and tumult, remained in a state of utter stupefaction.
8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From July 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015, all Jordan's Furniture store locations and the Taunton Distribution Center collected like-new and new clothes and shoes for children (infant to 12 years old) to go toward the Cradles to Crayons "Ready For School" program.
Captain Abdullah Al Tamimi, head of customer service and public relations at Civil Defence, urged companies to perform regular inspections and maintenance on window-cleaning cradles and cranes to ensure the safety of users and others.
To make the cradle stiff, I used saddle leather on the upper and lower parts based on Kiowa and Comanche cradles in Gifts of Pride and Love by Barbara Hale [2].
Models are stacked vertically, suspended on H-shaped cradles which lock into the existing brass upstands.