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Synonyms for broody

a domestic hen ready to brood

physiologically ready to incubate eggs

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BROODY Julie McGrail, Nikki Mitchell, Lucy Lavelle, Laura Valkonen, Sheena Carroll and Karina Reinhardt with Katy Fisher and Samuel.
Miss Hissy, the mama cat, has the care of her kittens back and Elenore, the broody hen, is on a nest next door with a clutch of eggs.
The Sugababe admits she's not just getting sexy at the moment, she's getting broody too.
Pouting means we're seeking intimacy, dancing equals you're a show-off, pictured with an animal and you're broody and ready to reproduce.
Former Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon admits footballer boyfriend Lee Trundle's daughter has made her broody.
Mrs Lewis, who said she would not have any more babies after her youngest was born, started to feel broody and is now 12 weeks pregnant.
The Cambridge graduate, who wore a prosthetic belly to play a pregnant activist in The Constant Gardener, has admitted she got broody on set.
The title aptly expresses a tension in Rauch's work between a bold iconoclasm that exposes the fallaciousness of figurative painting itself and a broody melancholia that confronts the broken promise of art to represent or transform life, a promise that demands restitution.
I have been called broody, and other silly names but my son is content and in 45 minutes I offer him a good range of home cooked food - no tins or freezer food - and we are both happy, and that is what counts.
FALLON completed his Epsom big-race brace when timing his run to perfection to scoop the Pentax Great Metropolitan Stakes aboard broody mare April Stock.
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/FHA Loan Production Award was presented to James Broody, regional vice president, Fleet Mortgage Corp.
RITA Ora has revealed she is feeling broody after bonding with Simon Cowell's baby son on the set of the X Factor.
The broody Saturdays singer, already mum to oneyear-old Parker with ex-footballer hubby Wayne, hopes for two more kids - though the couple will not be trying until the show is over.
The Olympic gold medalist, who is currently dazzling judges and viewers on hit BBC show 'Strictly Come Dancing,' admitted that she is feeling broody after meeting dance partner Brendan Cole's pregnant wife, 29-year-old model Zoe.