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hatch

(hăch)
v. hatched, hatching, hatches
v.intr.
To emerge from or break out of an egg.
v.tr.
1. To produce (young) from an egg.
2. To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.
n.
1. The act or an instance of hatching.
2. The young hatched at one time; a brood.

hatch′er n.
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Hatchway Entertainment was established by Aliyah Marie Holding Company to distribute and retail Audio and Video Products.
The Sailors, armed with Cutlasses, are to proceed to the Hatchways, or assist in defending the Barricado and Quarter-Deck.
Some of the troops now moved back into line and continued down the hatchway.
He could, however, stow other belongings in the hold beneath the after hatchway, accessible should he require them during the voyage.
the first wisp of smoke, floating up through the hatchway.
Pulling on my jacket I made my way across the sleeping bodies to the steps leading to the hatchway and arrived on deck.
I'm small so I feel very vulnerable when I'm standing in a police station reading injunctions to these massive blokes through the hatchway of their cell.
Caught in a rent of the sail, the officer slipped and fell near the sharp iron edge of the hatchway.
Bedroom four has its own shower room, plus an access hatchway to the loft and Velux window.
The Cavalier casually passed a hammer to a workman who fell through the hatchway in terror.
The Big Toe Security Method: We know one solo yachtsman who worried about his security but wanted to leave his hatchway open to let the breezes through in the tropics.