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lex commented on the word parturate
Concise OED sez,parturition n. formal the act of bringing forth young; childbirth.
December 26, 2007
"He shocked Stanislaus a little by quoting with approval a remark of a Dublin wit, 'Woman is an animal that masturbates once a day, defecates once a week, menstruates once a month and parturates once a year.'" - Richard Ellmann, James Joyce, p. 162