Breeding

Breed"ing

(), n. 1. The act or process of generating or bearing.
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2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
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3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
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She had her breeding at my father's charge.
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4. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society.
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Delicacy of breeding, or that polite deference and respect which civility obliges us either to express or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we converse.
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5. Descent; pedigree; extraction. [Obs.]
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Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding.
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Close breeding, In and in breeding, breeding from a male and female from the same parentage. -- Cross breeding, breeding from a male and female of different lineage. -- Good breeding, politeness; genteel deportment.
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Syn. -- Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See Education.
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Breeze

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Breeze" fly`

(), n. [OE. brese, AS. brisa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D. brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble, L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse, to roar, rush.] (Zol.) A fly of various species, of the family Tabanid, noted for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking their blood; -- called also horsefly, and gadfly. They are among the largest of two-winged or dipterous insects. The name is also given to different species of botflies.
[Written also breese and brize.]

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