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 ?
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.
The hatching which we had witnessed today was a fairly representative event of its kind, all but about one per cent of the eggs hatching in two days.
When trouble's hatching, I go straight to them and tell them what.
Now,' said the father to the eldest son, 'take away the eggs without letting the bird that is sitting upon them and hatching them know anything of what you are doing.
So if you are&nbsp;serious about becoming the very best and you really want to catch them all, it's about time that you put a lot of effort in obtaining Eggs and hatching them (if you haven't yet).
In nature, Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers, Romalea microptera, tend to hatch in the morning, thus exhibiting a daily hatching rhythm.
In this study, we provide new taxonomic descriptions of late-stage eggs and newly hatched larvae, as well as temperature-response models of hatching (timing, duration, success), and larval size-at-hatch and posthatch survival at four temperatures (2[degrees], 5[degrees], 9[degrees], and 12[degrees]C).
1 : to come out of an egg <The chicks were hatching.
Hatching together with their morn nearby could help to protect the youngsters from danger.
You may have better luck hatching the two species separately.
Suddenly, one of the students cried ``Susie's hatching,'' prompting a rush to peek into the incubator at the fifth chick.