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baby, noun

Forms:
Also with initial capital.
Origin:
See quotation 1886.
historical, Diamond-mining
A machine used for sifting diamondiferous gravel on diamond diggings. Also attributive.
1870 E. Prov. Herald 2 Sept.Swinging sieves, called ‘babies’ are now in use on the fields.
1980 A.J. Blignaut Dead End Rd 69Rubble was bouncing with a clatter off the zinc ends of sieves swaying in wooden frames. They called them dummies and babies.
A machine used for sifting diamondiferous gravel on diamond diggings. Also attributive.

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