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Broody   /brˈudi/   Listen

A domestic hen ready to brood.  Synonyms: brood hen, broody hen, setting hen, sitter.

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... inveighs against it, by reason of the corrosive waters which are used in it: which argument our Dr. Guin urgeth against D. Antonius. [4163]Erastus concludes their philosophical stones and potable gold, &c. "to be no better than poison," a mere imposture, a non ens; dug out of that broody hill belike this golden stone is, ubi nascetur ridiculus mus. Paracelsus and his chemistical followers, as so many Promethei, will fetch fire from heaven, will cure all manner of diseases with minerals, accounting them the only physic on the other side. [4164]Paracelsus ...
— The Anatomy of Melancholy • Democritus Junior

Words linked to "Broody" :   biddy, hen, thoughtful, oviparous

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