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Nanny goat


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nanny goat a female goat.
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In literature:

One evening the old woman was astonished to find that her very best nanny-goat returned without a drop of milk.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Isn't he a nanny-goat.
"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson
They made him a coat Of an old Nanny goat.
"The Real Mother Goose" by Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright
Darned if they don't skip like nanny-goats.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Just thin Dorsey's nanny-goat that died next year put her head through th' dure.
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
Tell dear Tad poor "Nanny Goat" is lost, and Mrs. Cuthbert and I are in distress about it.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
The Nanny Goat replied, I am on your roof; I, whose children you have eaten.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
I am going to buy two nanny-goats, a boy and a girl.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
For the Queen of Sheba, one of her nanny-goats, had lost her kids, and the milk was therefore available for the foal.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
She traded it for a nanny goat.
"Across the Fruited Plain" by Florence Crannell Means
They made him a coat of an old nanny-goat: I wonder how they could do so!
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
I must not forget to mention my young sister's pet goat Nanny, which had long afforded her and my mother milk for breakfast and tea.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
One of these rays dazzled the eyes, and another kissed the lips of a Nanny-goat.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
But the nanny goat still wept and entreated.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
Her mother was a poor widow with nothing but a tumble-down cottage and two little nanny-goats.
"Czechoslovak Fairy Tales" by Parker Fillmore
I made me this coat from an old Nanny goat.
"Puss Junior and Robinson Crusoe" by David Cory
And hang not knowing, anyway, just what nanny-goat's milk would do for a typhoid patient!
"The Sick-a-Bed Lady" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
No, Her Majesty pays for no nanny-goats, I do assure ye.
"O'er Many Lands, on Many Seas" by Gordon Stables
There was once an old Nanny-goat who had seven Kids, and she was just as fond of them as a mother of her children.
"Snowdrop and Other Tales" by Jacob Grimm
We wanted to find a bunch of goats now, nannies and kids, as well as billies.
"American Big-Game Hunting" by Various

In poetry:

Where is the grey goat of old Hawk and Buckle,
And what of pretty Nanny this hot summer weather?
She stays not contented with little or with muckle,
Straining for daisies at the end of her tether.
"Hawk And Buckle" by Robert Graves
Let the nanny goats and the billy goats of the shanty
people eat the clover over my grave and if any yellow
hair or any blue smoke of flowers is good enough to grow
over me let the dirty-fisted children of the shanty
people pick these flowers.
"Testament" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network's " Restaurant Impossible", and his TV crew invaded downtown Kilgore on Monday to give a facelift and revitalize the downtown eatery known as Nanny Goats Cafe.
Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible", and his TV crew invaded downtown Kilgore on Monday to give a facelift and revitalize the downtown eatery known as Nanny Goats Cafe.
Lakeview is missing two giraffes and a nanny goat.