v. breed; emerge from the egg
It is not easy to watch that young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch.
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But so much soot fell in that the girl had to immediately close the hatch again and clean the soot off K.
Immediately the hammer touched the cheek; the next instant the lower jaw of the mate was stove in his head; he fell on the hatch spouting blood like a whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
As soon as he began to be in deep water he flung himself across the hatch; thus supported he was able to keep afloat as long as he chose, holding the lantern aloft with his disengaged hand.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Hatch was already aware of heights of elegance as well as depths of luxury beyond the world of the Emporium.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
A stump of hay and part of the potato crop were sold off, and the contract for eggs was increased to six hundred a week, so that that year the hens barely hatched enough chicks to keep their numbers at the same level.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
It appeared to me that the eggs from which young Insurers were hatched were incubated in dust and heat, like the eggs of ostriches, judging from the places to which those incipient giants repaired on a Monday morning.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
He no longer believed what Zeena had told him of the supposed seriousness of her state: he saw in her expedition to Bettsbridge only a plot hatched between herself and her Pierce relations to foist on him the cost of a servant; and for the moment wrath predominated.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
The older, quieter cities were wont to look upon the bustling new town with the sensations of a hen which has hatched a duckling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context