1. pet
    the grandfather dandled the small child
  2. move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
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How To Use dandle In A Sentence

  • As he moved away, free of step and straight as an Indian, he filliped away a small budding twig of the saskatoon which one of the youths had brought in to show how the woods were answering the call of the warm sun, and which he had dandled in his fingers as he walked. The Maid of the Whispering Hills
  • Society existed to dandle them and indulge their fantasies. Adam Hanft: Anniversary Irony: How the Woodstock Generation is Sabotaging Health Care Reform
  • (Mother pandas constantly dandle their infants for the same reason.) Among the Pandas
  • A warrior who had dandled strong men in his arms like infants will never suffer himself to be dandled in the arms of others.
  • Others, younger, remembered only the responsible practical man Latimar had become -- this man had dandled their children from his knees, danced at harvest hor - keys, always been there with a sympathetic ear to the trials of country living. Dearly Beloved
  • For surely women could not voluntarily allow themselves to be shut in like this, like Nora, for example, become dependent and be dandled like children all their lives? Chitambo - 4
  • So what if Sweeney buys drinks for Rachel Rabinowitz or Aunt Helen's footman dandles the second parlormaid?
  • Neepoosa, who dandled thee in her arms when thou wast a child. CHAPTER 2
  • But he still has time to smile at his wife, and dandle his daughter on his lap.
  • And as I recline next to Lillian Hellman, I dandle Miss Kathie's adopted baby on my knee. Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
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