Spawning
Spawn Spawn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spawning}.] [OE. spanen, OF. espandre, properly, to shed, spread, L. expandere to spread out. See {Expand}.] 1. To produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt. [1913 Webster]

One edition [of books] spawneth another. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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