Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of moult.

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  • n. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This moulting, which is common to many birds, has more than once led ornithologists into error, who have described, as a new species, a bird which a new dress has prevented them from recognizing. "

    Aventures d'un jeune naturaliste. English

  • He is distilled single-malting (moulting?) evil, I am kind to kittens and little children.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Kinda buried.

  • Or is moulting determined by the time of year they happen to be born?

    CHAPTER XXXI

  • Because of their ill-judged moulting they are quite featherless.

    CHAPTER XXXVI

  • I know Tilly MarkII can't help it; she can't know her running around causes the friction which sparks off her coat, and sends it moulting with such destruction to the ground.

    Purple Patch

  • Every book on the shelves is large format, beautifully printed, and relatively reasonably priced (considering you can get ten or twenty years out of them; the terrible bindings I've been finding on modern American softcover graphic novels only last a few months in the hands of enthusiastic readers before they start giving up their pages like moulting birds).

    How Comics Should Look

  • Supported by the Carlsberg Foundation in Denmark and the Lake Biwa Museum in Japan, the study authors collected the study authors collected over 40 species of y larvae from one site at Sesoko Island near Okinawa, Japan, and exposed many of them to a crustacean moulting-hormone to encourage them to mature.

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  • Handing out a few loose golden breast-feathers, at moulting time;

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Which is perhaps a telling preoccupation for a man about to undergo a major public moulting.

    Co West, O'Brien!

  • Crowding chickens together in tiny cages for their natural lives, debeaking them so they won't peck each other to death from frustration, moulting them - depriving them of food for a period to stimulate egg production -- all these practices can never be construed as humane by anyone who views chickens as living beings who have basic needs like our own.

    A Compassionate Voice from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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