Battling vs Bantling - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between battling and bantling
is that battling
is a growing fat, or the process of causing to grow fat; a fattening while bantling
is an infant or young child.
As an adjective battling
is nourishing; fattening.
As a verb battling
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A growing fat, or the process of causing to grow fat; a fattening.
That which nourishes or fattens, as food, or feed for animals, or manure for soil.
* 1873 , Sir John Scott Keltie, The works of the British dramatists :
- Let it be me; and trust me, Margaret, The meads environ'd with the silver streams, Whose battling pastures fatten all my flocks, Yielding forth fleeces stapled with such wool As Lemnster cannot yield more finer stuff, [...]
An infant or young child.
* 1809 , Washington Irving (as Dietrich Knickerbocker), A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty [http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=774826296&textreg=2&query=+bantling&id=eaf213v1]
* 1841 , James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Deerslayer/Chapter_1]
*:"You!--half-grown, venison-hunting bantling !..."
- And I even question whether any tender virgin, who was accidentally and unaccountably enriched with a bantling , would save her character at parlour fire-sides and evening tea-parties, by ascribing the phenomenon to a swan, a shower of gold, or a river god.