To move (a small child) up and down on the knees or in the arms in a playful way: "Somebody who was dandled on Queen Victoria's knee must appear an old fogy” ( Edward, Duke of Windsor).
To pamper or pet.
Narragansett Bay See seesaw. See Regional Note at teeter-totter.
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