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brood

(brūd),
1. Synonym(s): litter (2)
2. To ponder anxiously; to meditate morbidly.

brood

(bro͞od)
n.
The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds hatched at one time and cared for together.
v. brooded, brooding, broods
v.intr.
a. To sit on or hatch eggs.
b. To protect developing eggs or young.
v.tr.
a. To sit on or hatch (eggs).
b. To protect (developing eggs or young).
adj.
Kept for breeding: a brood hen.

brood′ing·ly adv.

brood

Veterinary medicine
noun A posse of young birds hatched simultaneously.
 
Vox populi
noun A popular term for one’s offspring.

verb To ruminate upon something to a morbid degree; to ponder, often melancholily.

brood

offspring or pertaining to offspring.

brood mare
a mare dedicated to the production of foals.
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Brood mare with foal at foot 1 and 2 S Crowther, 3 G Sarkar.
Brood mare with foal at foot, four years old and over 1 S Parkin, 2 Mrs Millington, 3 S and T Plant.
Durham event hosts, Joanne and Billy Moran, were first to gain a head status with their five-year-old brood mare Arlington Park who has been in current season competition with her first foal at foot, Warren Point.
Katie's off for her health check to see if she's can become a brood mare for Perdy (above) and Gray's embryo.
In the event, supreme Cob honours went to the females led by championship winner Fronarth Model Lady, a 12-year-old brood mare owned by Bryn Jones, of the Fronarth Stud, Llanon.
After the former's win Woods said: "She is out of a sister to Riverman so she has a decent pedigree and is the ideal sort for a brood mare.
Keen competitors and amongst the most loyal of supporters were Gwyn Jones and his son, Dafydd, of the Fronarth Stud who took best from the expansive horse and pony classes with their five-year-old black brood mare, Ashgrove Harriet, shown with this year's foal.
After 10 years of trying, her Boothsdale Stud won its first section title at Denbigh with Aber Login Sabrina, a senior brood mare.
Joanne and Billy Moran's five-yearold brown novice brood mare Dewsberry Park by Primitive Proposal and out of an Irish draught mare was shown with foal at foot to win the In Hand Championship on their third outing this season.
Winners of the brood mare and foal class - Sharon Bull (left) and Debbie Moore from Rhiwlas with Ffynnonbach Rhosyn Mynydd and her foal.
Also in the Cobs line-up was Nebo Letterbox, the leading brood mare from the Nebo Stud, Llanon, Ceredigion.
Supreme in-hand champion last week was the Section A winner, the Welsh Mountain Pony brood mare, Penplas Rebecca, shown by D B Davies & Sons of Bryngwenlli, Ponterwyd.