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Noun1.nurseling - an infant considered in relation to its nurse
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
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(109) They run, make noise; The bronze bridles clank, The burkas show up black, the armor flashes, The saddled horses boil, The whole aul is ready for the raid, And the wild nurselings of battle In a river gushed from the hills And rode along the bank of the Kuban' To gather tribute by force.
Thus Socrates' choice of words is precise when he says that it is as "nurselings" (trophimoi, 520d6), that is, as beneficiaries of the city's nurture, that his philosophically inclined youngsters will see that they are not a class apart but are themselves members of a cosmic polity, a polity that transcends yet comprehends the civic polity.