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midwife
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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Definition
a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth; or to assist in childbirth

or:

someone who helps bring something into existence; of the act of helping to bring something into existence
  • But that the tennis-court-keeper knows better than I; for it is a low ebb of linen with thee when thou keepest not racket there; as thou hast not done a great while, because the rest of thy low countries have made a shift to eat up thy holland: and God knows, whether those that bawl out of the ruins of thy linen shall inherit his kingdom: but the midwives say the children are not in the fault; whereupon the world increases, and kindreds are mightily strengthened.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — London. Another street (16% in)

There are no more uses of "midwife" in Henry IV, Part 2.

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