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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.]

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]

gos•ling

(ˈgɒz lɪŋ)

n.
1. a young goose.
2. a foolish, inexperienced person.
[1375–1425; late Middle English goselyng]
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
Translations
فَرْخ أوزه
house
gæsling
kisliba
gæsarungi
žąsiukas
zoslēns
domme gans
húsa
kaz palazı/yavrusu

gosling

[ˈgɒzlɪŋ] Nansarino m

gosling

[ˈgɒzlɪŋ] noison mgo-slow [ˈgəʊsləʊ] n (British)grève f perlée

gosling

njunge Gans, Gänschen nt

gosling

(ˈgozliŋ) noun
a young goose.
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.
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.
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.
A pair of Canada geese were forced to battle a swan after the larger bird attacked the pair''s goslings.
Last spring, a man took his fluffy goslings for a walk in Taiping, China.
The orphaned gosling had been accepted into the family--which was easy to confirm as the orphan was slightly smaller than the other seven goslings.
Goslings team instructed 78 dog owners to rate their own personalities and those of their pets.
Based on this experimental study and a field outbreak in Israel, WN virus is a disease threat to young goslings and viremia levels are potentially sufficient to infect mosquitoes and transmit WN virus to other animal species.