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Cradle vs. Gondola

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Cradlenoun

A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots.

Gondolanoun

The hanging cart in which a glass-cleaning worker stands to clean exterior glass on tall buildings.

Cradlenoun

(figuratively) The place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence.

‘a cradle of crime’; ‘the cradle of liberty’;

Gondolaverb

To travel by gondola.

Cradlenoun

(figuratively) Infancy, or very early life.

‘from the cradle to the grave’;

Gondolanoun

A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually propelled by one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by poling. A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now.

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Cradlenoun

An implement consisting of a broad scythe for cutting grain, with a set of long fingers parallel to the scythe, designed to receive the grain, and to lay it evenly in a swath.

Gondolanoun

A flat-bottomed boat for freight.

Cradlenoun

A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.

Gondolanoun

A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads.

Cradlenoun

A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or across a strip of land, or in launching a ship.

Gondolanoun

An elongated car under a dirigible.

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Cradlenoun

A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

Gondolanoun

a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

Cradlenoun

A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the sensitive parts of an injured person.

Gondolanoun

long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice

Cradlenoun

(mining) A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth.

Gondolanoun

car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant

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Cradlenoun

(mining) A suspended scaffold used in shafts.

Gondola

The gondola (English: , Italian: [ˈɡondola]; Venetian: góndoła [ˈɡoŋdoɰa]) is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. It is typically propelled by a gondolier, who uses a rowing oar, which is not fastened to the hull, in a sculling manner and also acts as the rudder.

Cradlenoun

(carpentry) A ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.

Cradlenoun

(nautical) A basket or apparatus in which, when a line has been made fast to a wrecked ship from the shore, the people are brought off from the wreck.

‘The cradle was ill-made. One victim fell into the sea and was lost and the ensuing delay cost three more lives.’;

Cradlenoun

A rest for the receiver of a telephone, or for certain computer hardware.

‘He slammed the handset into the cradle.’;

Cradlenoun

(contact juggling) A hand position allowing a contact ball to be held steadily on the back of the hand.

Cradlenoun

A mechanical device for tilting and decanting a bottle of wine.

Cradleverb

(transitive) To contain in or as if in a cradle.

Cradleverb

(transitive) To rock a baby to sleep.

Cradleverb

(transitive) To wrap protectively, to hold gently and protectively.

‘cradling the injured man’s head in her arms’;

Cradleverb

To lull or quieten, as if by rocking.

Cradleverb

To nurse or train in infancy.

Cradleverb

(lacrosse) To rock the lacrosse stick back and forth in order to keep the ball in the head by means of centrifugal force.

Cradleverb

To cut and lay (grain) with a cradle.

Cradleverb

To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.

Cradleverb

To put ribs across the back of (a picture), to prevent the panels from warping.

Cradlenoun

A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots; hence, the place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence; as, a cradle of crime; the cradle of liberty.

‘The cradle that received thee at thy birth.’; ‘No sooner was I crept out of my cradleBut I was made a king, at nine months old.’;

Cradlenoun

Infancy, or very early life.

‘From their cradles bred together.’; ‘A form of worship in which they had been educated from their cradles.’;

Cradlenoun

An implement consisting of a broad scythe for cutting grain, with a set of long fingers parallel to the scythe, designed to receive the grain, and to lay it evenly in a swath.

Cradlenoun

A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.

Cradlenoun

A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or across a strip of land, or in launching a ship.

Cradlenoun

A case for a broken or dislocated limb.

Cradlenoun

A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; - also called a rocker.

Cradlenoun

The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.

Cradlenoun

The basket or apparatus in which, when a line has been made fast to a wrecked ship from the shore, the people are brought off from the wreck.

Cradleverb

To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking.

‘It cradles their fears to sleep.’;

Cradleverb

To nurse or train in infancy.

‘He that hath been cradled in majesty will not leave the throne to play with beggars.’;

Cradleverb

To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.

Cradleverb

To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.

‘In Lombardy . . . boats are cradled and transported over the grade.’;

Cradleverb

To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.

‘Withered roots and husks wherein the acorn cradled.’;

Cradlenoun

a baby bed with sides and rockers

Cradlenoun

where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence;

‘the birthplace of civilization’;

Cradlenoun

birth of a person;

‘he was taught from the cradle never to cry’;

Cradlenoun

a trough on rockers used by gold miners to shake earth in water in order to separate the gold

Cradleverb

hold gently and carefully;

‘He cradles the child in his arms’;

Cradleverb

bring up from infancy

Cradleverb

hold or place in or as if in a cradle;

‘He cradled the infant in his arms’;

Cradleverb

cut grain with a cradle scythe

Cradleverb

wash in a cradle;

‘cradle gold’;

Cradleverb

run with the stick

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