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nanny goat

a female goat.
Origin of nanny goat
1780-90 nanny Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Out th' window,' says I. Just thin Dorsey's nanny-goat that died next year put her head through th' dure.

  • "Gladly will I, sister," said honest nanny-goat, thinking no evil of her friend.

    The Talking Thrush William Crooke
  • One of these rays dazzled the eyes, and another kissed the lips of a nanny-goat.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • And hang not knowing, anyway, just what nanny-goat's milk would do for a typhoid patient!

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Sure I knowed the ould Yahoo hadn't the price of a nanny-goat.

    The Turn of the Road Rutherford Mayne
  • But the Tigress was jealous of her friend the nanny-goat, because Nanny had four young ones, while she had only two.

    The Talking Thrush William Crooke
  • The children were charmed with nanny-goat's agility, clasped it in their arms, and begged that it might be left with them.

    Tales of My Time, Vol. 1 (of 3) William Pitt Scargill
  • Invariably it is implanted within twenty minutes of its removal from the nanny-goat.

British Dictionary definitions for nanny-goat

nanny goat

a female goat Compare billy goat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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