Definition of hatching :
A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each other at angles more or less acute; - called also crosshatching.
beginning (part of speech: verb)
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originating (part of speech: verb)
- Under pretence of forming an alliance with the Argives, he is hatching a plot with the Lacedaemonians there; and I know why the bellows are blowing and the metal that is on the anvil; 'tis the question of the prisoners. - "The Eleven Comedies", Aristophanes et al.
- A record, with dates, should be kept, and the following topics are suggested for observation: Where the nest is located, protection of the nest, part of building done by each bird; eggs, number, colour, size, time required for hatching; young birds, number, description, how fed and upon what foods, time required before ready to leave the nest; history for a time after leaving the nest. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
- The time of laying and hatching of eggs, the number from a single female, the character of the eggs, general habits, records of parasites and their mode of attack- all should be entered as observed. - "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.