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  • 41 breeding — [brēdiŋ] n. [see BREED] 1. the producing of young 2. the rearing of young; upbringing, education, or training, esp. in manners or social behavior 3. good upbringing or training [tolerance is a sign of breeding] 4. the producing of plants and… …

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  • 42 breeding — (n.) late 14c., hatching, incubation; also formation, development, growth, from prp. of BREED (Cf. breed) (v.). Meaning good manners is from 1590s …

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  • 43 breeding — ► NOUN ▪ upper class good manners regarded as being passed on by heredity …

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  • 44 breeding ground — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms breeding ground : singular breeding ground plural breeding grounds 1) a) a situation or place in which bad things can easily begin to develop breeding ground for/of: The university was a breeding ground for… …

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  • 45 breeding — noun 1) the birds pair for breeding Syn: reproduction, procreation; mating 2) the breeding of laboratory rats Syn: rearing, raising, nurturing 3) her aristocratic breeding Syn …

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  • 46 good — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common ▪ The results of the research should be used for the common good. VERB + GOOD ▪ do (sb) ▪ You can try talking to her, but I don t think it will do much good …

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  • 47 Good Agricultural Practices — The term Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) can refer to any collection of specific methods, which when applied to agriculture, produce results that are in harmony with the values of the proponents of those practices. There are numerous competing… …

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  • 48 breeding — n. 1 the process of developing or propagating (animals, plants, etc.). 2 generation; childbearing. 3 the result of training or education; behaviour. 4 good manners (as produced by an aristocratic heredity) (has no breeding) …

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  • 49 breeding — noun good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity …

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  • 50 breeding — noun Syn: (good) manners, gentility, refinement, cultivation, polish, urbanity; informal class …

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  • 51 breeding — breed•ing [[t]ˈbri dɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) ahb. the producing of offspring 2) ahb. the improvement of breeds of livestock, as by selective mating and hybridization 3) bot the production of new forms of plants by selection, crossing, and hybridizing 4)… …

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  • 52 As good as — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 53 For good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 54 For good and all — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 55 In good time — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 56 or Good people — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 57 To hold good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 58 To make good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 59 To think good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …

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  • 60 Close breeding — Breeding Breed ing, n. 1. The act or process of generating or bearing. [1913 Webster] 2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding. [1913 Webster] 3. Nurture; education; formation of… …

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