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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]

cra·dle

(krā'dĕl)
A frame used to keep bedclothes from coming in contact with a patient.
[M.E. cradel]
References in classic literature ?
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.
The gardener did as he was bid, and soon placed the cradle in the hands of the intendant.
The official was much astonished to see that the cradle, which he had supposed to be empty, contained a baby, which, young though it was, already gave promise of great beauty.
The combination of being both a plaything and a teaching device have made dolls and toy cradles a favorite among children and parents for literally thousands of years.
Beginning Friday, Arlington Heights police who spot drivers using their phones while driving will pull over vehicles and hand out the magnetic cradles, upon which cellphones of any size can be placed.
Trakhees-EHS, the regulatory arm of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Dubai, has clear regulations on the safe use of such cradles. According to official guidelines published by them, a full-body harness is mandatory, which should be attached to a designated point.
"Cradles and impact beds are the foundation of our material handling strategy," he continued.
Known as Angel Cradles, the safe havens provide a means for parents who are unable or unwilling to care for their newborns to safely and anonymously leave their baby in a hospital bassinet, accessed via a secure, electronically monitored door discreetly located external to the Emergency Departments.
The company began testing a set of custom cradles (RollGuard, rollguard.com) made from a high-density, highly durable foam material.
Editor's Note: Another Russian speaker noted that the second "cradle" in Tsiolkovsky's quote is actually plural; he offered the rendering, "The planet is the cradle of reason, but it is impossible to live eternally in cradles." Our discussions with readers on these translations have delighted us.
Mothers in Najran still use traditional cradles called mizab to put their babies to sleep.