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Women were like she wolves for greed when they had a brood of whelps.

She fussed around like any other old hen who had in charge a brood of ducks.

It is well to be prepared for it, but it is ill to brood over a fancied future of evil.

And were you not, for your audacity, left to brood ten days and nights in gaol?

Verville has sworn that there shall be one less of the Italian brood.

Observe who harbors any of the brood That scramble off: be sure they smart for it!

I went on selling,—now a farm, now a house, now a brood mare.

Rosa was her especial torment; the black sheep of the brood.

But the same source which supplied one brood may supply another.

He would have been willing to sit and brood, and wait for God to answer his prayer.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English brod "brood, fetus, hatchling," from Proto-Germanic *brod (cf. Middle Dutch broet, Old High German bruot, German Brut "brood"), literally "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).

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