Foundling hospital
Foundling Found"ling, n. [OE. foundling, fundling; finden to find + -ling; cf. f["u]ndling, findling. See {Find}, v. t., and {-ling}.] A deserted or exposed infant; a child found without a parent or owner. [1913 Webster]

{Foundling hospital}, a hospital for foundlings. [1913 Webster]


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  • Foundling Museum — Infobox Museum name= Foundling Museum Thomas Coram, the founder of the Foundling Hospital. imagesize= 300x250 map type= latitude= longitude= established= 2004 citation | title= The Foundling Museum: About | publisher=ARTINFO | year=2008 | url=… …   Wikipedia

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