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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.
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He reminded that the RUT funds are specifically for road repairs and improvement and not for cleaning streets or buying uniforms for street sweepers.
The 10 days or so of the peak rut present hunters with their best time to kill a big one.
So there's a theme here: all huge bucks, and all shot during the rut. Even Milo's, which fell on a drive, got into trouble because he wouldn't leave the does he was running with.
To determine the effect of RUT on cell viability, cells were pretreated with 10, 30, 50, or 70 [micro]M RUT for 1h, followed by 5 [micro]M of THP incubation for 24 h.
In our series, a combination of RUT positivity and presence of organism on Genta staining was taken as positive for H.
The barrister acting on behalf of the Cockburn family, Gail Farrington, questioned highways inspectors why they had not seen and acted upon the 22-metre long rut Cross-examining inspectors, Martin Graham and Arthur Thorndyke, she said: "You couldn't have failed to spot it."
The band continued as Ruts DC, releasing two albums before splitting in 1983.
In a research done by Laurinavicius and Oginskas, on testing sections with equal asphalt concrete layer thickness of reinforced and control ones, modulus of elasticity and rut depth are measured in different seasons.
According to ASTM E 867-02a (2004), a rut is a contiguous longitudinal depression deviating from a surface plane defined by a transverse cross slope and longitudinal profile.
The rutting season is when the fallow deer males compete for the right to mate with the does by furiously clashing antlers to determine the strongest, most powerful buck in the herd; the deep-sounding belches are the first signs of the rut.