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first·ling

 (fûrst′lĭng)
n.
1. The first of a kind or category.
2. A firstborn offspring.

firstling

(ˈfɜːstlɪŋ)
n
the first, esp the first offspring

first•ling

(ˈfɜrst lɪŋ)

n.
1. the first of its kind to be produced or to appear.
2. a first offspring.
3. a first product or result.
[1525–35]
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And when the season of frost comes on, stitch together skins of firstling kids with ox-sinew, to put over your back and to keep off the rain.
But at that time let me have a shady rock and wine of Biblis, a clot of curds and milk of drained goats with the flesh of an heifer fed in the woods, that has never calved, and of firstling kids; then also let me drink bright wine, sitting in the shade, when my heart is satisfied with food, and so, turning my head to face the fresh Zephyr, from the everflowing spring which pours down unfouled thrice pour an offering of water, but make a fourth libation of wine.
"It is a firstling of the flock," said Abel-Phittim, "I know him by the bleating of his lips, and the innocent folding of his limbs.
Take your home aim then, and pray to Lycian Apollo, the famous archer; vow that when you get home to your strong city of Zelea you will offer a hecatomb of firstling lambs in his honour."
He laid the arrow on the string and prayed to Lycian Apollo, the famous archer, vowing that when he got home to his strong city of Zelea he would offer a hecatomb of firstling lambs in his honour.
"We, the new, the nameless, the hard-to-understand,"--it says there,--"we firstlings of a yet untried future--we require for a new end also a new means, namely, a new healthiness, stronger, sharper, tougher, bolder and merrier than all healthiness hitherto.
His eyes he op'nd, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon were Sheaves New reapt, the other part sheep-walks and foulds; Ith' midst an Altar as the Land-mark stood Rustic, of grassie sord; thither anon A sweatie Reaper from his Tillage brought First Fruits, the green Eare, and the yellow Sheaf, Uncull'd, as came to hand; a Shepherd next More meek came with the Firstlings of his Flock Choicest and best; then sacrificing, laid The Inwards and thir Fat, with Incense strew'd, On the cleft Wood, and all due Rites perform'd.
He covers source texts in Deuteronomy's cultic place law (Deuteronomy 12:1-28), in the tithe and firstling regulations, and in the asylum law (Deuteronomy 19:1-13).
Standard Chartered received Sh1.628 billion that was paid to Firstling Supplies, Active Electrons Africa Limited, Flagstone Merchants Limited and Excella Supplies.
Omollo and Ndubai have two other cases pending before different courts concerning the payment of about Sh167 million to three companies - Firstling Limited, Kunjiwa Enterprises and Ameritrade Limited - and Sh226.9 million to companies related to the Ngirita family.
By doing so, he places his own firstling in close connection with Vondel's dramas, which already enjoyed great acclaim.