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mating

may ting

  • n  the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • v  engage in sexual intercourse
  • v  bring two objects, ideas, or people together
  • v  place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
  • v  twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
  • v  change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

  • Primatologists in the Congo photograph a rare sight: western gorillas mating face-to-face.
  • Most duets are blood-chillingly bad ("A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock and Roll" by Donny and Marie Osmond springs to mind), and doubtless the mosquito's mating song ranks .
  • For one thing, this is the time of year when the reptiles emerge from cold-weather quiescence and enter the mating season.
News & Articles

  • Possibly NSFW Photo Of Cicadas Mating On Staten Island
    Cicadas are making their presence known after 17 years underground—which means there's no time like the present to do it . And apparently they have great stamina: A child found two cicadas mating for a half hour . [ more › ]
    June 12, 2013 - Gothamist
  • This Is What Cicada Sex Looks Like [Warning: Graphic Bug Love]
    Most of New York City has been spared the Brood II takeover , but in Staten Island, cicadas are doing copious amounts of screwing. "They would not come apart," one woman told the Stten Island Advance . Even after her young children interrupted the mating ritual, the session lasted 30 minutes.
    June 12, 2013 - New York Magazine
  • Adam Lambert Wins a Dream Date With Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police'
    The "American Idol" alum participated in "Joan's Mating Game" for the comedian's 80th birthday episode. read more        
    June 11, 2013 - The Hollywood Reporter
Quotes

  • Paresh Rawal in Thaindian.com (blog)
    It's called 'The Virgin Goat'. It is a lovely script. I play a villager who is taking his goat-on-heat for mating. It's entirely the story of my character,Paresh told IANS.
  • William Gilly in Science Daily (press release)
    We also know relatively little about the behavior of jumbo squid in the wild,Gilly added. "For example, it was only a couple of years ago that we discovered an area in the central Gulf of California where spawning and mating of these...
  • Chakraborty in Economic Times
    Chakraborty said: "We request all villagers of the Sundarbans not to go out for fishing and collect forest products inside the core area during monsoon, though it's regarded as off-season for tiger attacks. This is their (tigers') mating season and...

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