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paternity
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
the state of being a father; or related to fatherhood
  • ...or ripen'd long-round walnuts, The continence of vegetables, birds, animals, The consequent meanness of me should I skulk or find myself indecent, while birds and animals never once skulk or find themselves indecent, The great chastity of paternity, to match the great chastity of maternity, The oath of procreation I have sworn, my Adamic and fresh daughters, The greed that eats me day and night with hungry gnaw, till I saturate what shall produce boys to fill my place when I am...
    Book 4 — CHILDREN OF ADAM (75% in)

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