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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gradation.


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  • The royal nymphs asleep in the capsules are not all of the same age, for it is to the interest of the bees that the births should be nicely gradationed, and take place at regular intervals, in accordance with their possible desire for a second swarm, a third, or even a fourth.

    The Life of the Bee


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