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foundling in Children topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfoundlingfound‧ling /ˈfaʊndlɪŋ/ noun [countable] old use  SSCa baby who has been left by its parents, and is found and looked after by other people
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foundlingMaria della Scala in Siena as a foundling.They provided hospices for the sick or for raising the innumerable foundlings.Of about half a million foundlings christened in workhouses after 1728, only 40 percent survived to their second birthday.Miriam and Amina were not foundlings.Our foundling is fast becoming a woman.