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  • noun Plural form of mating, gerund of mate.

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Examples

  • Since these matings produced no offspring, the population was gradually reduced.

    Norvan L. Meyer, USDA veterinarian

  • Peter and Rosemary Grant have recorded the matings and offspring of generations of Galápagos finches over 36 years, their traits, genetics, rates of evolution, what they eat, what songs they sing, weather, flora, predators, competitors.

    At What Level did this Evolve?

  • He chattered from the other end of the line about births and matings in his own pack, physically incapable of letting someone else enter the conversation until he had to take a breath.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • And there's also a widespread sense that e-encounters can "distract" from offline soul-matings.

    Marian Salzman: Love in the Time of Connectivity

  • He chattered from the other end of the line about births and matings in his own pack, physically incapable of letting someone else enter the conversation until he had to take a breath.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • While I was studying the mating of the land snail Oxyloma retusum, I observed the matings of 20 pairs of snails.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Dynaformer, the stallion whose matings to La Ville Rouge produced Barbaro and his brothers, has a stud fee of $150,000 per live foal.

    Siblings carry Barbaro's legacy, capture imagination of fans

  • When sex is so rapid, evolution favours multiple matings with any individual encountered.

    Male squid seeks mate of either sex for fun in the dark

  • Answer: memories, memories only, of things which had ceased to be, like memories of matings accomplished, of feasts forgotten, of desires that were the ghosts of desires, flaring, flaming, burning, yet unrealized in achievement of easement and satisfaction.

    THE RED ONE

  • The fact that only 3% of duck offspring are born of forced matings suggests that females are indeed winning this battle of the sexes.

    Boing Boing

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