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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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He returned with the car, parked it on the kerb and went back to the serving hatch where he made the threats.
Jim Allison, 57, spoke for the first time of the horror of being blasted in the stomach with a shotgun through the serving hatch of his van.
However, yesterday, as parents queued up at the serving hatch in Lakeside Primary, in Cyncoed, they were impressed by what was on offer.
Petrol was poured through the serving hatch with a threat to set it alight unless cash was handed over, but the three men fled empty-handed after the postmaster pressed the panic alarm.
It did have a serving hatch in the dining room wall, though, which we think came from the original bakery so that's probably true.
The walls display rugby pictures and the old snug remains intact, complete with a serving hatch in the door.
A couple of years ago I built a serving hatch between the kitchen and dining room.
There is a dining room to the front with bay window, exposed brickwork and a serving hatch.
It has a hall, cloakroom with toilet and wash basin and an 'L'-shaped lounge/ dining room with fireplace, serving hatch to the kitchen and a sliding patio door to the sun lounge, which in turn has access to the delightful rear garden.
An extra serving counter dedicated to hot food has also been installed along with a serving hatch for those wishing to buy an ice cream to take away.
I particularly liked the practical serving hatch which opens up from the kitchen straight on to the street for those late-night slices of pepperoni.