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Frequentative, from Old English nourse with -le. See nurse.


noursle (third-person singular simple present noursles, present participle noursling, simple past and past participle noursled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To nurse; to rear; to bring up.
    She noursled him till years he raught. — Spenser.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for noursle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)