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den mother

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n den mother a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts
    • n den mother someone who plays the role of a den mother "he serves as den mother to all the freshmen in this dormitory","she's the den mother to new secretaries"
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Usage

In literature:

And there will be the den of the lions, and the mother of the young lions!
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
Sam Howard dug his mother out of her den and shot her, and was going to kill the cub, too, when I found him.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
Den he says, ter me, 'What you all goin to do now', and I says, 'I'm goin to fine my mother.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
How many a rainy Sunday afternoon his mother and he had spent in this den, reading and talking together!
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
Yes, mam, we had what you call strict fathers en mothers den, but chillun ain' got dem dese days.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Well, when the car was expected back from the station, bringing Jim home to his mother, I went by her command to the den.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Now an old mother-wolf was out taking her evening walk on the mountain after tending her cubs in the den all day.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
The priests had dragged this young boy into their den, and taught him to play the spy on his father and mother.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Now an old mother wolf was out taking her evening walk on the mountain after tending her babies in the den all day.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
He was not inclined, as his mother had been, to lie dozing and dreaming for hours together in the outside den.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
He had a certain knock on de door, den mother would let him in.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
If this is a den of Douglases, as you say, how comes my mother's castle to be officered by the enemies of her son?
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
When the mother-wolf reached the den for the sixth and last time, her fine sense told her in an instant that something was wrong.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
At sixteen, he is able to remove the stone from the door of the den and escape, with his mother.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
Victor watched his mother go into Bartol's study with something of the feeling he might have had in seeing her enter the den of a lion.
"Victor Ollnee's Discipline" by Hamlin Garland
The den of Mother Mandarin was no new ground to her, though she loathed the idea of going there.
"A Woman's Burden" by Fergus Hume
The little gray bunnies then played with their mothers about crystal dens.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Then unexpectedly, Mrs. Holloway, the Den Mother, sided with Red.
"Dan Carter and the Great Carved Face" by Mildred A. Wirt
The mothers of the two Dens came through splendidly, fashioning garments of whatever materials they had on hand.
"Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle" by Mildred A. Wirt
Mrs. Holloway, the Den Mother, has promised to help.
"Dan Carter and the Money Box" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

Still shame your gallant ancestry, the cavaliers of old,
By watching round the shambles where human flesh is sold;
Gloat o'er the new-born child, and count his market value, when
The maddened mother's cry of woe shall pierce the slaver's den!
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Lesbian Ex-Den Mother Fights Back.
Designer Lara Miller adds " den mother " to her resume.
While Steven and the crew were putting together the final den, Steven's mother, Kathy, said she distracted a black bear with peanut butter.
So goes storm cleanup for the beloved seamstress and den mother to Atlantic City's legendary drag queens.
A community in Ohio has rallied around the mother of a Tiger Scout who was ejected from her position as a den leader because of her sexual orientation.
LAS VEGAS — He was a baby in the Land of the Giants, surrounded by the brightest graduates of the 1984 US Olympic boxing team at the old Bob Waring Gym down in Virginia Beach with Lou Duva as the den mother.
Paula's the den mother, Randy's even-handed, and then there's Simon.
Two prominent business executives signaled Wednesday that they will work to reconsider the controversial Boy Scout policy that bans openly gay and lesbian adults from being troop leaders, den mothers or youth members.
The mother of the giant panda cub that died remains huddled in her den.
Sylvia was also a past president of the Akron Fire Company Auxillary, a member of the Ephrata Golden Years Club and served as a Cub Scout den mother for approximately three years.
Ruth Patrick, fourth from left, with her hand-picked t. Ruth Patrick, the "den mother of ecology.".
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