unhatched


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unhatched

(ʌnˈhætʃt)
adj
1. (Animals) (of an egg) not having broken to release the fully developed young
2. (Animals) (of a bird, snake, etc) not having emerged from the egg
3. (of a plan, mission, etc) not having been fully developed or carried out
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unhatched - not yet emerged from an egg
unborn - not yet brought into existence; "unborn generations"
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References in classic literature ?
"You lie!" she said quietly, "the Heliumite knows less of disloyalty than he knows of fear, and of fear he is as ignorant as the unhatched young."
He could not reach me, yet, O-Tar, may Iss engulf me if he did not drag me to him helpless as an unhatched egg.
The IPU also advised hair should be treated only if live lice or unhatched eggs are present.
And in July, a male hen harrier was put down after it was caught in an illegal trap in South Lanarkshire - with a second trap left next to two unhatched eggs.
This can lead to broken eggs, or some eggs hatching later than others, which is problematic because some hens refuse to leave their unhatched eggs to care for their chicks.
And a pair of mating swans are now using the waste to form nests as they care for their unhatched eggs.
Their unhatched eggs on beaches are also a good source of nutrients for dune vegetation.
101 fig 7.5 'oddly' is used to describe how an unhatched egg was not removed by the parent birds.
The Struzzeria was the only known European source for unhatched ostrich eggs in the 14th and 15th centuries.
If parasitoids emerged from an egg mass, or a guarding female was found in association with the retrieved egg mass, after waiting > 1 mo, the remaining unhatched eggs were dissected and inspected for dead parasitoids (larvae or pharate adults) or H.
The visitors were welcomed and delighted with a feast of original Filipino cuisine, which consisted of kare-kare, bistek (the local version of beef steak), chicken adobo and a surprise delicacy in balut, the unhatched embryo of a mallard duck.
The eggs and live chicks were kept warm and transported to the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre, where the chicks were cared for and the unhatched eggs incubated.