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brood

(brūd),
1. Synonym(s): litter (2)
2. To ponder anxiously; to meditate morbidly.
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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.
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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.
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Representing the Welsh Cobs in the final was brood mare Deytheur Holly, bred and owned by Mel Jones, Oswestry.
Brood mare with foal at foot, 4 years old & over D Pedley.
Championship awards: | Supreme and best brood mare: Helen and Jason Harris (Penlan Ceri Rose); res: best barren mare and best braided: John and Marion Fletcher (Catwg Black Velvet).
Robin Jones from Tudweiliog with his champion Limousin bull Left, Alwyn Thomas from Bethel, Caernarfon with his brood mare cob - overall in-hand champion in the Welsh section at the Nefyn show.
She was sold to Arthur Lee in Bradford, who sold her to someone in Yorkshire as a brood mare. The only other information I have is that she was apparently sold on and on and on.
He has used money from his leisure interests to bankroll his love of racing, which developed after he was given a brood mare as payment for a debt more than 30 years ago.
11-furlong maiden from market rival Rudder, but Dunlop is playing it gently at the moment with the colt, whose dam Rafha won the Prix de Diane for owner-breeder Prince Faisal and has since proved a splendid brood mare for him.
Standing reserve in the supreme was Drogeda She's A Lady, a 10-year-old brood mare owned by RD & DL Allen.
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.
As a full sister to Captain Chris, that makes her a valuable brood mare prospect.
Brood mare with foal at foot, four years old and over A Payne.
He trained her to win a point-to-point and she will eventually go back to him as a brood mare."