lambkin

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lambkin

(ˈlæmkɪn) or

lambie

n
1. (Animals) a small or young lamb
2. a term of affection for a small endearing child
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Noun1.lambkin - a very young lamb
lamb - young sheep
References in classic literature ?
With aim aright, With quivering flight, On LAMBKINS pouncing, Headlong down, sore-hungry, For lambkins longing, Fierce 'gainst all lamb-spirits, Furious-fierce all that look Sheeplike, or lambeyed, or crisp-woolly, --Grey, with lambsheep kindliness!
I tell you, my lambkins, you shall not much longer have the felicity of conspiring together.
I could not avoid thinking that I had fallen in with a greatly traduced people, and I moralized not a little upon the disadvantage of having a bad name, which in this instance had given a tribe of savages, who were as pacific as so many lambkins, the reputation of a confederacy of giant-killers.
How dare I thrill at the prospect of nature flexing her considerable muscle when lives will be endangered, crops will be decimated and little lambkins will lie dying in frozen fields?
But if you are watching this production you'll gasp with horror for the sheep are played by Newcastle schoolchildren and they make the cutest lambkins you'll ever see.
But the lack of responsibility from poor little lambkins who have picked up PS1million in wages since their last league win and still believe they should be immune from a public shoeing is, as they say, 'right up there.