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  • verb Present participle of den.

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Examples

  • Many other animals have similar behavior, e.g. denning is a natural instinct in dogs.

    A Tetrahymena Puzzle

  • On federal land it is illegal to kill pups in their den (a practice charmingly referred to as "denning") but the mother wolf had made the grave mistake of giving birth to her babies on state owned land, so Palin's posse had the legal right to kill those pups on the spot. photo credit: First People

    Cheri Shankar: Palin Shows No Love for Baby Wolves

  • National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson told the newspaper Mei Xiang is "denning," meaning she is transporting bamboo to a dark and quiet place, is eating less and is cradling her food and other objects.

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson told the newspaper Mei Xiang is "denning," meaning she is transporting bamboo to a dark and quiet place, is eating less and is cradling her food and other objects.

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • And there is absolutely NO rational reason for Palin to authorize "denning"

    Top Stories - Google News

  • National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson told the newspaper Mei Xiang is "denning," meaning she is transporting bamboo to a dark and quiet place, is eating less and is cradling her food and other objects.

    Breaking News - The Post Chronicle

  • This inhumane practice, known as "denning," has been illegal for 40 years.

    Signs of the Times

  • Its coastal plain is the most important onshore denning habitat for America's vanishing polar bears, as well as the calving ground of the renowned Porcupine caribou herd.

    Jamie Rappaport Clark: The Arctic Refuge: A Place Worth Fighting For

  • Forest carnivores - Movement, dispersal, denning etc. for lynx.

    Rep. Salazar Stands Up for West Slope Ranchers, Local Communities

  • The most significant is that of wilderness that is shrinking and fragmented by development and highways, and by such recreational activities as heli-skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country ski touring and other pursuits that encroach on the narrow ribbon of timberline habitat available for wolverine denning.

    Wayne Pacelle: Tough but Threatened: Why Wolverines Need Protection

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