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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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I suppose that over the last 40 years few other whitetail hunters have spent as many days or hours in the woods during the November rut as I have.
Since mature whitetail bucks, especially those 4 1/2 years of age and older, expand their ranges outside small core areas during the rut, it's easy to see why they are vulnerable on the roads.
Mrs <B Symptom of The Symptoms, who will be supporting The Ruts DC at The Cluny in Newcastle
The roughness of the road surface, assessed by IRI, depends on the size of fatigue cracks and the average depth of ruts (Caliendo 2012; Loizos, Plati 2008).
The Ruts DC support Biteback on Monday March 18 at Eric's.
These include, among other things, the analytical correlations between the vehicle speed and the rut depths, anti-skid/anti-slip properties, the soft shoulder maintenance, the available sight distance and the road bendiness.
The samples were immediately transferred into plastic molds used for rut testing in the Asphalt Pavement Analyzer (APA).
These are examples of the whitetail rut when it plays like it's supposed to.
Roger von Oech, author of A Whack on the Side of the Head and A Kick in the Seat of the Pants, clearly, thinks that in order to get out of one's mental rut something a little more, well, extreme is needed than a "Po
As Rutledge murmurs a command and his team of horses leans into the weight of three poplar logs, I measure the ruts they leave: exactly 1.
They also convey ruts and other imperfections in the road-surface contour directly to the steering system as lateral tugging.