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cradles

noun
plural of cradle

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1 a place of origin
  • Philadelphia is known as "the cradle of liberty" because it was there that the Declaration of Independence was signed

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2 a point or place at which something is invented or provided
  • the 1848 meeting at Seneca Falls, New York, is often regarded as the cradle of the women's suffrage movement

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cradles

verb
present tense third-person singular of cradle

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“Cradles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cradles. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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