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the offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season

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a group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors

to focus the attention on something moodily and at length

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the young of an animal cared for at one time

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think moodily or anxiously about something

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hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

be in a huff and display one's displeasure

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be in a huff

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that brood is helping hen is Last year the only three successful nests recorded in England were all in Northumberland despite ecologists calculating that moorland habitat nationally could naturally support at least 300 pairs.
Brood management is the sixth action within the Defra Hen Harrier Recovery Plan, ultimately aiming to reduce hen harrier predation of grouse chicks on driven grouse moors, leading to an improvement in the conservation status of hen harrier.
In this study we exposed brooding mothers of Capitella teleta and their embryos to the separate stresses of reduced salinity or hypoxia for up to 96 hours, then examined the impact on the number of larvae emerging from the brood tubes, timing of emergence, and the potential for latent effects on juvenile survival and growth.
Besides nest volume, bee spaces and the dimensions of brood cells also vary among races.
The development of the colony is also influenced by climate and food availability in the region and the availability of food resources determine the number of brood produced (Costa et al.
Moreover, in 11 pairs which produced at least one brood both with and without food supplements the level of EPP was five times lower when pairs were supplemented.
By late May, all cricket-fed colonies in this study were in very poor or bad condition, having minimal amounts of brood (Fig.
Sefton Park is the humble abode for a cob and a pen swan and their brood of cygnets.
As film buffs have noted, Cronenberg made The Brood right after a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife.
Key words: second brood, Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe, Arctic passerine, life-history theory
Washington, May 10 ( ANI ): John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she wants an "Angelina-Brad-type brood.
From surveys, we calculated four demographic variables: proportion of hens with broods (measure of clutch survival), mean brood size (measure of chick survival), change in numbers of adults during the breeding season (measure of adult survival) and the young to adult ratio (overall reproductive success incorporating losses at all stages).
Brood II's emergence after 17 years of slumber was supposed to be an event.
Alison Steadman, below, is Pauline Paradise, the totally taken for granted wife to monosyllabic mechanic Ken (Duncan Preston) and their brood of thankless adult children which includes Coronation Street's Graeme Hawley (who was serial killer John Stape) playing another teacher.