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.
cradle a newborn love child and you are through; send that same child off to kindergarten and you live to see another day.
Indeed, watching Hodskins cradle the ball with half an arm is something to behold.
She was to wed A son of mine by vow above her cradle, And I have buried every son save you.
Her life, claimed by the open air, had its reward—the saddle is no cradle for weaklings.
The caretaker told me they call it the 'cradle of Liberty,' here; and I don't wonder.
Even when an infant, and in your cradle, you had a soul for poetry.
When they got to the freight office they found that the cradle, in which the Dartaway was to be shipped, had arrived.
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.