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Brood vs. Covey

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Broodnoun

The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.

Coveynoun

A group of 8–12 (or more) quail.

Broodnoun

(uncountable) The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.

Coveynoun

A brood of partridges, grouse, etc.

Broodnoun

The eggs and larvae of social insects such as bees, ants and some wasps, especially when gathered together in special brood chambers or combs within the colony.

Coveynoun

A party or group (of persons or things).

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Broodnoun

The children in one family; offspring.

Coveynoun

A man.

Broodnoun

That which is bred or produced; breed; species.

Coveyverb

(intransitive) To brood; to incubate.

Broodnoun

Parentage.

Coveynoun

A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; - said of game; as, a covey of partridges.

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Broodnoun

(mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.

Coveynoun

A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls.

Broodadjective

Kept or reared for breeding, said of animals.

‘brood ducks’; ‘a brood mare’;

Coveynoun

A pantry.

Broodverb

(transitive) To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.

‘In some species of birds, both the mother and father brood the eggs.’;

Coveyverb

To brood; to incubate.

‘[Tortoises] covey a whole year before they hatch.’;

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Broodverb

(transitive) To protect (something that is gradually maturing); to foster.

‘Under the rock was a midshipman fish, brooding a mass of eggs.’;

Coveynoun

a small collection of people

Broodverb

(intransitive) (typically with about or over) To dwell upon moodily and at length, mainly alone.

Coveynoun

a small flock of grouse or partridge

Broodverb

(intransitive) To be bred.

Broodnoun

The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.

‘As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.’; ‘A hen followed by a brood of ducks.’;

Broodnoun

The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.

‘The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood.’;

Broodnoun

That which is bred or produced; breed; species.

‘Flocks of the airy brood,(Cranes, geese or long-necked swans).’;

Broodnoun

Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.

Broodadjective

Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.

Broodadjective

Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.

Broodverb

To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.

‘Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave.’;

Broodverb

To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; - usually followed by over or on; as, to brood over misfortunes.

‘Brooding on unprofitable gold.’; ‘Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit.’; ‘When with downcast eyes we muse and brood.’;

Broodverb

To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.

Broodverb

To cherish with care.

Broodverb

To think anxiously or moodily upon.

‘You'll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.’;

Broodnoun

the young of an animal cared for at one time

Broodverb

think moodily or anxiously about something

Broodverb

hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;

‘The terrible vision brooded over her all day long’;

Broodverb

be in a huff and display one's displeasure;

‘She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted’;

Broodverb

be in a huff; be silent or sullen

Broodverb

sit on (eggs);

‘Birds brood’; ‘The female covers the eggs’;

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