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Synonyms for brood

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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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"All this is full of laying workers' brood. That never happens till the stock's weakened.
The truth was, that the little Puritans, being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived, had got a vague idea of something outlandish, unearthly, or at variance with ordinary fashions, in the mother and child, and therefore scorned them in their hearts, and not unfrequently reviled them with their tongues.
Lord, man, if you should once get fairly beset by a brood of grizzly bears, as happened to Hector and I, at the great falls of the Miss--Ah, here comes the tail of the herd, and yonder goes a pack of hungry wolves, ready to pick up the sick, or such as get a disjointed neck by a tumble.
If," he continued, laying his finger on his cheek, like one who considered deeply all sides of the embarrassing situation in which he found himself,--"if an invention could be framed, which would set these Siouxes and the brood of the squatter by the ears, then might we come in, like the buzzards after a fight atween the beasts, and pick up the gleanings of the ground--there are Pawnees nigh us, too!
These buffaloes have crossed their path, and in chasing the animals, bad luck has led them in open sight of the hill on which the brood of Ishmael have harboured.
'Not for gold or silver, but for flesh and blood: let me again this evening speak with the bridegroom in his chamber, and I will give thee the whole brood.'
His deep, oval-shaped eyes were fixed upon the flames, but behind the superficial glaze seemed to brood an observant and whimsical spirit, which kept the brown of the eye still unusually vivid.
Daily life in a house where there are young and old is full of curious little ceremonies and pieties, which are discharged quite punctually, though the meaning of them is obscure, and a mystery has come to brood over them which lends even a superstitious charm to their performance.
Happily, however, during that spring, they never, but once, got anything but empty nests, or eggs--being too impatient to leave them till the birds were hatched; that once, Tom, who had been with his uncle into the neighbouring plantation, came running in high glee into the garden, with a brood of little callow nestlings in his hands.
Never mind, Tom, I'll get you another brood to-morrow.'
It is very much a period during which 24/7 is their way of life for furthermore, the female bird broods her nestful of youngsters every night!
Kelp crab (Pugettia quadridens) zoeae show significant morphological variability both within and between broods (Tamura et al., 2017).
During the breeding season females were tracked weekly between 1 May and 10 August to locate nests and follow broods. Egg dimensions (length (L) and breadth (B)) were measured using callipers, only if the female was not present at the nest.
guttula broods to determine whether brood parasitism could be successful between these species and whether they exhibit an adaptive response to brood parasitism by detecting and removing parasites.