Pairing time
Pairing Pair"ing, n. [See {Pair}, v. i.] 1. The act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples. [1913 Webster]

2. See {To pair off}, under {Pair}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Pairing time}, the time when birds or other animals pair. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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