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The very brooding of the voice on a word, seems to hatch something of what is in it.

The hatch was so small that two men could not pass at a time, and I felt my way to it, in no haste.

Who could tell what devil's mischief they might hatch together!

From without I heard Grauble's voice in command: "Close the hatch."

A hatch stood open there, and he dropped through, slamming it after him.

He pulled the hatch open softly and the hinges had been oiled.

It was but a matter of moments to break the lock and pull open the hatch.

Quietly he climbed back to the passage and closed the hatch.

Now I have fifteen turtles' eggs, and I think they will hatch.

Here the sun could easily penetrate to the bottom and hatch them.

WORD ORIGIN

"to produce young from eggs by incubation," from Middle English hachen (early 13c.), probably from an unrecorded Old English *hæccan, of unknown origin, related to Middle High German, German hecken "to mate" (used of birds). Meaning "to come forth from an egg" is late 14c. Figurative use (of plots, etc.) is from early 14c. Related: Hatched; hatching.

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