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 for foundling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are
           unknown [syn: foundling, abandoned infant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "foundling":
     bonus, buried treasure, castaway, castoff, derelict, discard,
     discovery, dogie, find, finding, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam,
     gravy, jetsam, junk, lagan, orphan, outcast, refuse, reject,
     rubbish, stray, trash, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, waif,
     waifs, waifs and strays, wastrel, windfall, windfall money,
     windfall profit

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FOUNDLING. A new-born child, abandoned by, its parents, who are unknown. The 
  settlement of, such a child is in the place where found. 

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