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gos·ling

 (gŏz′lĭng)
n.
1. A young goose.
2. Archaic A naive or inexperienced young person.

[Middle English, variant (influenced by gos, goose) of gesling, from Old Norse gæslingr, diminutive of gās, goose; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.]
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gosling

(ˈɡɒzlɪŋ)
n
1. (Animals) a young goose
2. an inexperienced or youthful person
[C15: from Old Norse gæslingr; related to Danish gäsling; see goose1, -ling1]
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gos•ling

(ˈgɒz lɪŋ)

n.
1. a young goose.
2. a foolish, inexperienced person.
[1375–1425; late Middle English goselyng]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gosling - young goosegosling - young goose        
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
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Translations
فَرْخ أوزه
house
gæsling
kisliba
gæsarungi
žąsiukas
zoslēns
domme gans
húsa
kaz palazı/yavrusu

gosling

[ˈgɒzlɪŋ] Nansarino m
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gosling

[ˈgɒzlɪŋ] noison mgo-slow [ˈgəʊsləʊ] n (British)grève f perlée
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gosling

njunge Gans, Gänschen nt
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gosling

(ˈgozliŋ) noun
a young goose.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
He was one of those lads that grow everywhere in England, and at twelve or thirteen years of age look as much alike as goslings,--a lad with light-brown hair, cheeks of cream and roses, full lips, indeterminate nose and eyebrows,--a physiognomy in which it seems impossible to discern anything but the generic character to boyhood; as different as possible from poor Maggie's phiz, which Nature seemed to have moulded and colored with the most decided intention.
It was birth and brightness for all nature, even for chirping chickens and waddling goslings, and it was to be death and burial for poor, foolish, generous, delightful Bellegarde.
I was invited--with no visible connection--to repeat afresh Goody Gosling's celebrated mot or to confirm the details already supplied as to the cleverness of the vicarage pony.
"Who do you think should be sent there?" he asked of Berthier (whom he subsequently termed "that gosling I have made an eagle").
The little one, accustomed to be left to itself for long hours without notice from its mother, squatted down on the sack, and spread its tiny hands towards the blaze, in perfect contentment, gurgling and making many inarticulate communications to the cheerful fire, like a new-hatched gosling beginning to find itself comfortable.
was in good spirits his appetite was good he liked the cookery he considered the wine weak but palatable and all was well, we returned to the immediate neighbourhood of Number Thirty Little Gosling Street London Docks and settled down, ere we had yet fully detected the housemaid in selling the feathers out of the spare bed Gout flying upwards soared with Mr F.
A group living in Shawbirch, Telford, have spoken of their anger after seven goslings were killed in two separate incidents last month.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep30 (ANI): Afte treating fans with an exhilarating trailer, the new poster of Ryan Goslings 'First Man' is out and it promises to take you to space like never before.
If you've decided a flock is in your future, be sure you are ready for your first goslings.
A CARING canine who adopted goslings has become an internet sensation.
Student Ben Morrison, 21, who lives a few doors from the Goslings' house, said he only found out yesterday what had happened.
Would anyone happen to have any information on the Francoviches and their connections to the Goslings? JOHN GOSLING, Broughton Gate, Milton Keynes.