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  • (vulgar) A young child.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

BANTLING. A young child.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Bant"ling (&?;), n. [Prob. for bandling, from band, and meaning a child wrapped in swaddling bands; or cf. G. bäntling a bastard, fr. bank bench. Cf. Bastard, n.] A young or small child; an infant. [Slightly contemptuous or depreciatory.]

In what out of the way corners genius produces her bantlings.
W. Irving.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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