breeding-ground love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place or region where animals go to breed.
  • n. A place or institution seen as creating large numbers of a stated thing, type of person, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place suitable or used for breeding: as “ducks seeking their breeding-grounds,”


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  • Over the years, the war itself and later the occupation, were harshly criticized for actually creating a breeding-ground for fundamentalist groups in Iraq.

    Faisal J. Abbas: The Verdict on Iraq

  • The Obama administration's raison d'etre for the Afghan occupation -- the purported dismantling of Al Qaeda and elimination of breeding-ground conditions for transnational militants -- is as self-defeating as it is abstruse, an assessment proven out by this past weekend's terror strike in Portland at the hands of a Somali-born operative who tried to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and, although mentionable, said attack's FBI inducement is a polemic for another day.

    Michael Hughes: Christmas in Portland: Occupying Afghanistan Does Not Make America Safer

  • The terrain surrounding the group is long grass - prime breeding-ground for mosquitoes.

    Craig and Marc Kielburger: Swatting Out Malaria with Education

  • It is difficult to identify causes of decline because changes have also occurred simultaneously in the wintering, migration, and breeding areas of each species; however, breeding-ground changes are the probable cause because indices of productivity have decreased during the past 20 years [3].

    Impacts on aquatic birds and mammals in the Arctic

  • "These generalisations, together with slogans such as 'one settler, one bullet!' and 'Kill the Boer, kill the farmer!', as well as 'Maak dood die wit man' which were recently used during the ANC's protest actions in Swartruggens, create a dangerous breeding-ground for farm murders."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Acapulco's glittering façades hide a city of slums and a hinterland of mountainous poverty, a breeding-ground of guerrillas, drug gangs and death-squads.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • According to many experts, Kosovo today has been turned into a breeding-ground of terrorism for the whole of Europe, a transfer point for drug dealers.

    Archive 2007-09-16

  • As Robert Klemmensen of the University of South Denmark demonstrated in a study, openness to trade is closely associated with national resistance to being a breeding-ground for, or indeed victim of, terrorism.

    Defeat Terror With Trade

  • This canal gradually widens into the Anchar Lake, a reedy mere of indefinite boundaries, the breeding-ground of legions of mosquitos; and after the tawny twilight darkened into a stifling night we made fast to a reed bed, not reaching Ganderbal till late the next morning, where my horse and caravan awaited me under a splendid plane-tree.

    Among the Tibetans

  • The only remarkable result was the discovery that this corner of the Red Sea is a breeding-ground for sharks: we had not seen one in the Gulf of

    The Land of Midian


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