Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Decomposition of an egg.
  • noun Muddling of the wits.
  • noun The act of earning by labor.
  • noun plural That which is earned; earnings. Also written adlings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Causing fertilised eggs to lose viability, by killing the developing embryo within through shaking, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the shell.
  • verb Present participle of addle.

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Examples

  • In April, volunteers also identified nests and coated recently laid eggs with oil, a process called addling that halts the egg's development.

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  • The population, which numbered 4,000 a decade ago, has been reduced to fewer than 500 by "addling" the birds 'eggs so they will not hatch and by killing some.

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  • After noting that marketers make appeals to nostalgia, he tries to show its addling effects by citing an American woman he knows who grew up in Paris and who loves Mars bars—the ones from France.

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  • I think he probably uses rubber cement to do his hair ... it's the fumes addling his neocon brain.

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  • The City may also limit growth of the resident geese population through egg-addling or nest destruction.

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  • Volunteer for egg addling or other humane wildlife control programs for Canada geese or other species targeted for killing by government officials.

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  • There are humane population control techniques, such as egg addling, that are known as effective in controlling and ultimately reducing goose population numbers.

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  • For the first time in my life, instead of a loss addling me for an eternity, it was moving me to take a positive action and move forward.

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  • Volunteer for egg addling or other humane wildlife control programs for Canada geese or other species targeted for killing by government officials.

    Wayne Pacelle: 55 Actions for Animals

  • Volunteer for egg addling or other humane wildlife control programs for Canada geese or other species targeted for killing by government officials.

    Wayne Pacelle: 55 Actions for Animals

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