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brood; akin to D. broeden to brood, OHG. bruoten, G. brüten. See 1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch. Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. Shak. If the sun breed maggots in a dead

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brood; akin to D. broeden to brood, OHG. bruoten, G. brüten. See 1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch. Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. Shak. If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. Shak. 2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster. To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed. Dryden. Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness. Everett. 3. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up. But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant. Bp. Burnet. His farm may not remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in. Locke. 4. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease. Lest the place And my quaint habits breed astonishment. Milton. 5. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men. 6. To raise, as any kind of stock. 7. To produce or obtain by any natural process. Children would breed their teeth with less danger. Locke. Syn. -- To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate; bring up; nourish; train; instruct.

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    Of or pertaining to a period; constituting a complete sentence. Periodic comet , a comet that moves about the sun in an elliptic orbit; a comet that has been seen at two of its approaches to the sun. -- Periodic function , a function whose values
    Etym: 1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. "I am in health, I breathe." Shak. Breathes there a man with soul so dead Sir W. Scott. 2. To take breath; to rest from action. Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again! Shak. 3.
    summary, abridgment, neut. noun fr. breviarius abridged, fr. brevis 1. An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or summary. A book entitled the abridgment or breviary of those roots that are to be cut up or gathered. Holland. 2. A
    1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent. Title and ancestry render a good man more illustrious, but an ill one more contemptible. Addison. 2. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who
    , adv. Increasingly. The best times were spreadingly infected. Milton.
    One who makes or fits stocks, as of guns or gun carriages, etc.
    The time that life continues.
    Capable of being broken.
    Made of bread.
    A cloth worn around the breech.
    A system of working in ore, etc., when it lies not in strata or veins, but in solid masses, so as to be worked in chambers or stories.
    The stomach. S. Foote.
    One who brews; one whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors.
    Blind as a stock; wholly blind.
    Surrounding the teeth.
    To spread. Ray.
    A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for 3. A hussy. Shak. Sailor's housewife, a ditty-bag. (more info) 1. The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household. Shak. He a good husband, a good
    A groupe of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoölogy
    Not thoroughly bred; ill-bred; as, an underbred fellow. Goldsmith.
    1. Deprived of existence; annihilated. Beau. & Fl. 2. Not yet created; as, misery uncreated. Milton. 3. Not existing by creation; self-existent; eternal; as, God is an uncreated being. Locke.
    Any apparatus for making and breaking an electric circuit; a circuit breaker.
    Having a narrow, projecting chest, caused by forward curvature of the vertebral column.
    To increase again.
    A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music. The words themselves.
    Warehouse for storing goods.
    One who disobeys the law; a criminal. -- Law"break`ing, n. & a.
    A storehouse for wares, or goods. Addison.
    Imperfect, disproportionate, or abnormal formation; ill form; disproportion of parts.
    1. A house established for the convenience of the post, where relays of horses can be obtained. 2. A house for distributing the malls; a post office.
    A house or shelter for fowls.


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