lullaby
lullaby lull"a*by, n. [From {Lull}, v. t. ] 1. A song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep; that which quiets. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Good night; good-by. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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