When, in 1923, she gave birth to a baby boy, Ford gave her the cradle he had occupied as an infant.
Way to go, Granny—talk about “staying hot” from the cradle to the grave!
Doctors would not let the cradle of Civilization come to this.
c.1200, cradel, from Old English cradol "little bed, cot," from Proto-Germanic *kradulas "basket" (cf. Old High German kratto, krezzo "basket," German Krätze "basket carried on the back"). Cat's cradle is from 1768. Cradle-snatching "amorous pursuit of younger person" is 1925, U.S. slang.
c.1500, from cradle (n.). Related: Cradled; cradling.
cradle cra·dle (krād'l)
A small low bed for an infant, often furnished with rockers.
A frame used to keep the bedclothes from pressing on an injured part.