Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of rut.
  • noun zoology pairing; the period of time when certain ungulates mate

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Examples

  • That mechanism in the north is the second full moon after the autumnal equinox, which I call the rutting moon.

    The Rut

  • That mechanism in the north is the second full moon after the autumnal equinox, which I call the rutting moon.

    The Rut

  • 'Elk in rutting battles leave the ground very disturbed.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • On this long-neglected strip of pavement, a washboard ripple effect experts call rutting jiggles the front wheels into a dervish dance.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The number of collisions involving deer pick up when deer populations migrate and mate, called rutting, between October and December.

    News from www.muscatinejournal.com

  • When he’d been a lad, the idea of rutting atop a female and spending betwixt her legs had aroused him unbearably.

    Demon From The Dark

  • Stags have a limited breeding or 'rutting' season in autumn

    Hormones and Heredity

  • By the time the "rutting" season commences (in October), the velvet has peeled off, and the horns are then in order for battle -- and they need be, for the battles of the bucks during this period are terrible indeed.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • The act itself is also known as 'rutting', 'covering' or, rather more pleasingly, 'serving'.

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  • Local radio stations remind listeners to watch out for "rutting" moose at this time of year; apparently they're even more likely to charge in front of your car when they're horny.

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