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fat +‎ -ling

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fatling (plural fatlings)

  1. A young animal (especially a calf or lamb) which has been fattened for slaughter.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXIII:
      Lo I have prepared my dynner, myne oxen and my fatlinges are kylled, and all thinges are redy, come unto the mariage.
    • 1611, Bible (King James Version), Isaiah 11:6:
      The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

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