moulting moulting

Definition(s):

  • (n) periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles

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Usage(s):

  1. In the summer when they are moulting, wild geese cannot fly.
  2. Intellectual Kipter, a bearded, philosophical, moulting bird, goes to board in a nest of lower-middle-class sparrows: a voluptuous ex-chorus girl and her 17-year-old niece.
  3. He gazed, heavy-eyed, about his chaotic studio, strewn with pictures as with the feathers of a moulting bird.

News

  • Sightings (June 30, 2013)

    The geese are moulting now and will not be able to fly well until mid-July. This was a boon for this tree swallow nesting in Rita Sweenor’s yard, who used the goose’s discarded feathers as building material for her nest.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Post-Star

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