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doveling (plural dovelings)
- A young or baby dove.
1914, Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona:
- On one of its lower branches was fastened a dove-cote, ingeniously made of willow wands, plastered with adobe, and containing so many rooms that the whole tree seemed sometimes a-flutter with doves and dovelings.
2007, Lucretia Cole, The King of Amphiboly:
- She began to wring her hands. "Oh, my poor doomed dovelings . . . my darling star-crossed daughters . . ."
- 2007, César Vallejo, Clayton Eshleman, The Complete Poetry:
- Their guan beaks, coupled dovelings, the poorotten, leafing their livers, nieces of the cloud . . . Life! Life! This is life!