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synonyms for incubating

  • breed
  • brood
  • nurture
  • produce
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When she finally got broody she was given seventeen eggs and allowed to settle down to the task of incubating Christmas dinners.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
So small is the nursery that sometimes the incubating bird looks as though it were sitting across a branch.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
He is of opinion that the incubating birds treat the eggs thus in order to prevent their getting sun-baked.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
Another bird which is now incubating eggs on the ground is the did-he-do-it or red-wattled lapwing (Sarcogrammus indicus).
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
The legs of the sitting sarus crane are folded under it, as are those of incubating flamingos and other long-legged birds.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
If it is intended to employ an incubating temperature of 30°C., 10 per cent.
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
The eggs are laid as closely as possible on the ledges where the incubating birds sit upright, in long rows like an army on guard.
THE BIRD BOOKCHESTER A. REED
Then I remembered it was late in the summer, and she certainly could not be incubating.
RIVERBYJOHN BURROUGHS
I am not quite satisfied about the incubating males; there is so little difference in conspicuousness between the sexes.
MORE LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN VOLUME IICHARLES DARWIN
Ugly, sombre facts have been unearthed in the no distant past, while others are incubating for an unsavory hatching.
THE DISCARDSLUCULLUS VIRGIL MCWHORTER
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