Usage examples for incubation

  1. Certain birds are parasitic, in this sense, that they compel or induce other birds to perform the labour of incubation and of rearing their young. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  2. When the hen has sat hard all day, she rushes forth just as it is almost dark, and stretches and relieves her weary limbs, and snatches a scanty meal for a few minutes, and then returns to her duty of incubation. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  3. The latter hypothesis seems the more probable, for it is hard to believe that at any stage in the incubation of Hedda Gabler he can have conceived it as even beginning in gaiety. – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  4. If during incubation an egg should be broken, remove it, and take out the remainder, and cleanse them in luke- warm water, or it is probable the sticky nature of the contents of the broken egg will make the others cling to the hen's feathers; and they, too, may be fractured. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  5. Long before the astute Chinese practised the artificial incubation of hens' and ducks' eggs, these sage birds of ours had mastered it. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  6. In Russia, at any rate, the general condition of society from which it sprang was characterized not by the advance of social science, but by a psychic disorder the germs of which, after a century of incubation, were brought to the final phase of development by the war. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  7. The work by the Ontario Station on the subject of incubation is discussed in the Chapter on Incubation. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  8. If you take a seed in your fingers, push it in the ground and cover it up, incubation, growth and development is expected in obedience to the law under which it serves. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  9. By the fourth day of this emotional incubation, Marjorie was thinking of Trafford to the exclusion of all her reading; and Trafford was lying awake at nights- oh, for half an hour and more- thinking of bold, decisive ways of getting at Marjorie, and bold, decisive things to say to her when he did. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  10. The race of animals which exists on this deadly and destructive soil is an instrument of incubation for typhus, not in consequence of their peculiar structure, but because the conditions under which they live condemn them to this fate. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  11. Often the male rivals the female in love for the young; he is in constant attendance in the vicinity of the nest; he guards, feeds and sings to the female, and sometimes shares with her the duty of incubation. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  12. All the eggs intended for incubation purposes are sounded by striking them gently against one another in order to detect and remove the cracked eggs. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  13. Some of them had been brought out by artificial incubation- had been heated, as it were, into existence without maternal aid. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne