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 Chien de Jean de Nivelle (Le),Child of God (A), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Child,
 
at one time, meant a female infant, and was the correlative of boy.   1
        “Mercy on ’s! A barne, a very pretty barne. A boy or a child, I wonder?”—Shakespeare: Winter’s Tale, iii. 3.
 


 Chien de Jean de Nivelle (Le),Child of God (A), 

 
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