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  • n. Plural form of brood.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brood.


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  • Furthermore, to hold that this word broods like a dark and inescapable fate over the future of a race, is to hold to a very grievous misunderstanding.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • The shadow of the great Roman name broods upon the huge sepulchres and abides for ever within the narrow walls.

    Italian Hours

  • The beekeepers also had several young bees called broods on hand to encourage the bees into the boxes, he said.


  • The foolish and sinful indulgence of the council could not but nurse up all kind of broods of wicked men, while they scarce ever put any one to death, though never so wicked, as being an Israelite; who must not by any means be touched.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • A number of "broods" or generations are produced yearly, so if

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  • Certain specially populous 'broods' of these insects are known and localised, so that the appearance of the imagos in future years can be accurately predicted.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • He stood on a mountain at sunrise, and saw the marvels of the amethystine clouds below his feet, heard an eternal and white silence, such as broods among the everlasting snows, and saw an eagle winging for the sun.

    The Shape of Fear, and other ghostly tales

  • Some species have much longer life cycles, such as the North American genus, Magicicada, which has a number of distinct "broods" that go through either a 17-year or, in the South of the USA, a 13-year life cycle.

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  • Entomologists divide them into "broods" and some are much, much larger than others.

  • Until God chooses to create beings to populate His cosmos, He simply "broods" like a "mother over chaos.

    Great Regulars: That she once met and touched one so


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