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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 - 4 years old & over with foal at foot 1 Wheatley (Goole), 2 J Kay, 3 D Sandham (Otley).
Brood mare with foal at foot 1 J Richardson, 2 Bedford, 3 S Harrison.
Brood mare with foal at foot, four years old and over 1 S Parkin, 2 Mrs Millington, 3 S and T Plant.
Standing in reserve was the Billing family's nine-year-old Shire brood mare, the bay Ballafayle Rozeta shown with her as yet unnamed foal.
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.
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.
She's a very well-bred filly, and will make a nice brood mare in due course.
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.
The two, Anita Crawford's champion Moorbenhall Pagan and Calvin Moore's reserve Moorbenhall Caine are progeny out of Mohill Queen, great granddaughter to the infamous Thumb Lady of the Appledark Irish Draughts, a premium brood mare who has produced numerous show champions all of whom were bred and o wned by Lady Moore, and shown by Calvin Moore & Andrew Bennett.
Winners of the brood mare and foal class - Sharon Bull (left) and Debbie Moore from Rhiwlas with Ffynnonbach Rhosyn Mynydd and her foal.
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.