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Synonyms for brooding

Synonyms for brooding

sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

persistent morbid meditation on a problem


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Four hours after the talk between Dobbin and Osborne, this servant- maid came into Amelia's room, where she sate as usual, brooding silently over her letters--her little treasures.
It was difficult to realize his work was not out there in the luminous estuary, but behind him, within the brooding gloom.
Only the gloom to the west, brooding over the upper reaches, became more somber every minute, as if angered by the approach of the sun.
And at last, in its curved and imperceptible fall, the sun sank low, and from glowing white changed to a dull red without rays and without heat, as if about to go out suddenly, stricken to death by the touch of that gloom brooding over a crowd of men.
And farther west on the upper reaches the place of the mon- strous town was still marked ominously on the sky, a brooding gloom in sunshine, a lurid glare under the stars.
All in all, we can spend months and years of our lives ruminating and brooding, even though it only makes us feel worse.
Among the disciplines of management, brooding is the most critical segment of commercial poultry, where the foundation has been laid for a healthy flock.
Gravid females use brood crevices for oviposition and brooding eggs and hatchlings (Gordon, 1952; Snyder, 1971; Canterbury, 1991; Cupp, 1991).
Morphological variability has been observed in Cancer magister as the result of brooding temperature, not necessarily maternal effects (Shirley et al., 1987).
By DR WATSON MESSOThere are two ways of setting up a poultry house for brooding depending on environmental conditions and resources available.
Its brooding conditions are very important due to their linkage with the financial impacts involved in poultry industry.
To properly time future expansion efforts with peak reproductive activity, brooding status was quantified from oyster populations within both lagoons throughout the spring and summer of 2015.
Most squab behaviors involved initiating or terminating brooding and self-preening.
The scientists report July 30 in PLOS ONE that the octopus was observed on her eggs for 53 months, until September 2011, the longest brooding period of any known animal.
There is also no strong evidence of regular double brooding in Arctic-breeding populations of two other species, the Hoary Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni and the Common Redpoll A.