hatching


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hatch·ing

 (hăch′ĭng)
n.
1. Fine lines used in graphic arts to show shading.
2. The process of decorating with such lines.

ha•chure

(hæˈʃʊər) ,

n., v. -chured, -chur•ing. n.
1. one of a series of short parallel lines drawn on a map to indicate topographic relief.
2. shading composed of such lines; hatching.
v.t.
3. to indicate or shade by hachures; hatch.
[1855–60; < French; see hatch3, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatching - the production of young from an egghatching - the production of young from an egg
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
2.hatching - shading consisting of multiple crossing lineshatching - shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
shading - graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
Translations

hatching

1 [ˈhætʃɪŋ] N [of egg] → incubación f; [of chick] → salida f del huevo; [of insect, larva] → eclosión f (frm) (fig) [of scheme] → ideación f; [of plot] → maquinación f

hatching

2 [ˈhætʃɪŋ] N (Art) → sombreado m

hatching

n (Art) → Schraffur f, → Schraffierung f
References in classic literature ?
Advise if this be worth Attempting, or to sit in darkness here Hatching vain Empires.
As if it wasn't trouble enough hatching the eggs,' said the Pigeon; `but I must be on the look-out for serpents night and day
Rebeccah Puddle-duck, was perfectly willing to leave the hatching to some one else --"I have not the patience to sit on a nest for twenty-eight days; and no more have you, Jemima.
So far is it from the ordinary habits of mankind to calculate the importance of events in their elementary principles, that had the first colonists of our country ever intimated as a part of their designs the project of founding a great and mighty nation, the finger of scorn would have pointed them to the cells of Bedlam as an abode more suitable for hatching vain empires than the solitude of a transatlantic desert.
But if there be a whole nest of you hatching here by the waterside, cluck out the other chicks and I'll make shift to fight them all.
I had seen that the eggs were in the process of hatching, and as I stood watching the hideous little monsters break from their shells I failed to note the approach of a score of full-grown Martians from behind me.
That night we rested and nursed our anger, for Jove was hatching mischief against us.
Go to England, join the king, be his friends, protectors, march to battle at his side, and be near him in his house, where conspiracies, more dangerous than the perils of war, are hatching every day.
But Juno, when she saw him, knew that he and the old merman's daughter, silver-footed Thetis, had been hatching mischief, so she at once began to upbraid him.
Beware, my friend, for this is a plot we are hatching.
But we're hatching out drones with workers' stomachs; workers with drones' stomachs; and albinoes and mixed-leggers who can't pack pollen--like that poor little beast yonder.
Sixteen miles south another neighbor had some potatoes to exchange for a hatching of chickens.