English version

hatching

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Painting and drawing
hatchinghatch‧ing /ˈhætʃɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 CSAVPfine lines drawn on or cut into a surface
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hatchingYoung, thickly covered in down, leave nest soon after hatching.Breeding and hatching dates were planned solely for the Christmas market when up to two million birds would be sold.The convention of indicating three-dimensional objects in a two-dimensional medium by various forms of shading and hatching.Among them is Peter Beaumont, who is busy hatching a plot which could pay spectacular rewards.So a week or so may elapse between the first and the last eggs hatching.The memory phase lasts from hatching to about ninety days later.Each piece feels like the product of long slow hatching, like a closely-guarded experiment.He says the trout start life in the hatching tanks, and are then moved outside.
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