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rut

(rŭt)
n.
1. A regularly recurring condition of fertility during which breeding occurs in certain mammals, especially deer and various other ungulates: a buck in rut.
2. The period during which this condition occurs.
intr.v. rutted, rutting, ruts
To be in rut.

rut

the period of maximum testicular activity in male mammals (compare OESTRUS CYCLE), particularly applied to the period of sexual activity in deer.

rut

the period of increased sexual activity occurring in the autumn (fall) in some male mammals, especially deer and elephants. It is accompanied by increased testicular activity, especially spermatogenesis, and in deer by shedding of the antlers and a marked increase in vocalizing and aggression. The vocalizing is a distinctive deep roar known as 'the rut'. The aggressive actions have the effect of keeping attending females close and competing males at a distance.
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Another rut saved him, however, tilting the trunk just sufficiently to enable his violent struggling to drag the foot clear.
The shaft-horses were tilted against the shafts by the ruts, but the dexterous driver sitting on the box held the shaft over the ruts, so that the wheels ran on the smooth part of the road.
He decided in favour of this latter track, and pursued it with some toil; the rise being steep, and the way worn into deep ruts.
The very first thing which I observed on arriving there was that a cab had made two ruts with its wheels close to the curb.
But this morning he was in a mood more becoming a man of business, and in the course of his ride along the Basset lanes, with their deep ruts,--lying so far away from a market-town that the labor of drawing produce and manure was enough to take away the best part of the profits on such poor land as that parish was made of,--he got up a due amount of irritation against Moss as a man without capital, who, if murrain and blight were abroad, was sure to have his share of them, and who, the more you tried to help him out of the mud, would sink the further in.
It wasn't until I started adapting these strategies to my rut hunts that I starting putting some big bone on the ground in November.
In chatting with a woman who owned a large deer-hunting operation, 1 casually mentioned I was worried the rut would be late, due to hot weather.
Based on personal interactions with literally hundreds of bowhunters in deer camps across America, even those who gladly target does during the early or late seasons are reluctant to do so during the peak of the rut out of fear it will diminish their odds of tagging a trophy buck.
PUNK pioneers Ruts DC are set for a Teesside date as part of a national tour.
The daily grind topped the list of things that get us down, followed by being stuck in a rut, lack of adventure, poor job satisfaction and then the bad weather.
Boll always pointed to the first week of November for "all hell to break loose,'' and predicted that the rut would build to a climax from about the 10th to the 14th and continue with decreasing intensity through about the 20th.
While a number of load repetitions N increases, the rut depth of airport runways is also growing regardless of the number of wheels in the airplane chassis.