Few varieties of game are hunted more industriously than this, yet such is the fecundity of the species, that the Sportsman's Club has not as yet thought it necessary to petition the legislature for its protection.
Fabricate, fabulous, facetious, factitious, fallacious, fallible, fastidious, fatuous, feasible, feculence, fecundity, felicitous, felonious, fetid, feudal, fiducial, filament, filtrate, finesse, flaccid, flagitious, floriculture, florid, fluctuate, foible, forfeiture, fortuitous, fractious, franchise, frangible, frontal, froward, furtive.
Suddenly her sons spread all over the world, stimulated by the fecundity of their race and by the narrowness of their fields.
No one can make forecasts, even of an approximate nature, on Russia, whose fecundity is always the highest in Europe, and whose losses are rapidly replaced by a high birth-rate even after the greatest catastrophes.
At Roman weddings, too, oaken boughs were carried during the ceremony as symbols of fecundity; and the bridal wreath was of verbena, plucked by the bride herself.
'We are told that turtles passion their voices; that an arbour was nested, and a lady's locks gordianed up; and, to supply the place of the nouns thus verbalized, Mr. Keats, with great fecundity, spawns new ones, such as men-slugs and human serpentry, the honey-feel of bliss, wives prepare needments, and so forth.
THE FECUNDITY OF FISHES has been the wonder of every natural philosopher whose attention has been attracted to the subject.
THE FECUNDITY OF THE COD.In our preceding remarks on the natural history of fishes, we have spoken of the amazing fruitfulness of this fish; but in this we see one more instance of the wise provision which Nature has made for supplying the wants of man.
FECUNDITY OF THE RABBIT.The fruitfulness of this animal has been the subject of wonder to all naturalists.
The use of distilled liquors impairs the fecundity of the human race, and hinders that increase which providence has ordained for the support of the world.
During each period he lodged with his brother, whose household he scandalized by such freaks as smoking his pipe of tobacco in the parlor, offering questionable pleasantries to the female servants, and cursing and swearing in the hallways with a fecundity and an ingenuity that would have put the most godless sailor about the docks to the blush.
He corresponds with the Jupiter Tonans of the Romans,"the prince of the power of the air," destroyer of crops, the scatterer of the harvest, represented with a flaming sword; but as god of the atmosphere, the giver of rain, of abundance, "the lord of fecundity," he was beneficent as well as destructive.
The great projector of the thunderbolts, He that is wont to piss whole clouds of rain Into the earth, vast gaping urinal, Which that one-ey'd subsizer of the sky, Dan Phoebus, empties by calidity; He and his townsmen planets brings to thee Most fatty lumps of earth's fecundity.
I, my poor Jean, I love the Durance because it waters these meadows and gives life to all the valley; I love this young foliage because it proclaims to me the coming of the fruits of summer and autumn; I love this sky because it is good to us, because its warmth hastens the fecundity of the earth.
Hot blood coursed in my flesh, I was as if elevated by the fecundity overflowing from the soil and ascending within me.
But the hostilities of all these men were united in Voltaire, who in nearly two hundred volumes, and with a fecundity of genius perfectly amazing and unparalleled, in poetry, in history, in criticism,yet without striking originality or profound speculations,astonished and delighted his generation.
The moneyed details of Scott's literary life have been made a part of this brief sketch, both because his phenomenal fecundity and popularity offer a convenient measure of his power, and because the fiscal misfortune of his later life revealed a simple grandeur of character even more admirable than his mental force.
Hence rainy seasons make a scarcity of grain, or hinder its fecundity, by bursting the pollen before it arrives at the moist stigma of the flower.
These anther-less filaments seem to be an endeavour of the plant to produce more stamens, as would appear from some experiments of M. Reynier, instituted for another purpose: he cut away the stamens of many flowers, with design to prevent their fecundity, and in many instances the flower threw out new filaments from the wounded part of different lengths; but did not produce new anthers.
Productiveness N. productiveness &c adj.; fecundity, fertility, luxuriance, uberty^. pregnancy, pullulation, fructification, multiplication, propagation, procreation; superfetation.
But the chosen abode of vigorous health and of extraordinary fecundity was still the house of Jean, at Valqueyras, whose wife had had two children in three years and was about to have a third.
Towering into the sky to unthinkable heights, they stand as living monuments to the fecundity of natural life.
"She will sink your whole establishment by her fecundity.
Thus having, by variety of proofs, demonstrated the fecundity of the Godhead, in that all spiritualities, of whatever gradation, have originated essentially and substantially from it, like streams from their fountain; I avail myself of this as another sound argument, that in the sameness of the divine essence subsists a plurality of Persons.
If the first fine bloom of the soul has gone, if the dream that is only dreamed once has grown up in the imagination and been once given, the mere chastity of the body is a lie, and whatever its fecundity, the soul has nought but sterility to give to another.
" The metaphoric 'Angel' of enamored swains is at once so trite and obvious, that both the invention and vocabulary of the lover who abides by it so perpetually must have been poor and narrow beyond anything we can conceive of Spenser's fecundity of language and imagery, if we sit down content to imagine that no more is meant by its recurrence than meets the eye.
Sacrifice is the condition of fecundity.
In this way they are not subject to the reproaches for childlessness and may receive all but a few of the prizes for fecundity.
Toil and patience had been the handmaidens of the fecundity of the soil.
Under the magic of water it completes the cycle of desert fecundity, from Scotch oats and Irish potatoes to the Arab's bread.
Perhaps my construction might not please the grammarians of classic Bagdad, but the sentiment is there safe enough in the language of the mother romance world of the date: 'All hail, first-born of our Western desert fecundity!'
O the disastrous fecundity of that miserable woman!
The value of a pleasure is measured by its intensity, duration, certainty, propinquity, fecundity in the production of further pleasure, purity or freedom from admixture of consequent pain, and extent to the greatest possible number of persons.
Thus natural fervor, grace, and fecundity of thought found here a most welcome outlet.
It might here be urged that he chose to symbolise the fecundity of her who was destined to be the mother of the human race.
Condivi adds some information regarding his extraordinary fecundity and variety of invention: "He was gifted with a most tenacious memory, the power of which was such that, though he painted so many thousands of figures, as any one can see, he never made one exactly like another or posed in the same attitude.
We are told that "turtles passion their voices" (p. 15); that "an arbour was nested" (p. 23); and a lady's locks "gordian'd" up (p. 32); and to supply the place of nouns thus verbalised Mr. Keats, with great fecundity, spawns new ones; such as "men-slugs and human serpentry" (p. 14); "honey-feel of bliss" (p. 45); "wives prepare needments" (p. 13)and so forth.
But constructive weakness apart, his amazing brilliance and fecundity of dialogue ought to have given him an immediate and lasting grip of the stage.
It had set out to be formal, but, like most efforts at taming the fierce fecundity of nature in these seas, had become a tangle of verdure, for though now and then combed into some regularity, the breezes, the dogs, the chickens, and the invading people ruffled it, the falling leaves covered the grass, and the dead branches sighed for burial.
Of his name, birth, or descent, nothing was known; but the fecundity of conjecture had supplied an unfailing stock of materiel on these points.
Consequently, the marshes do not diminish the population by adding to the number of deaths alone, but by attacking the fecundity.
The only notable increase in the rural white population of the district came through the fecundity of the small-farming Acadians who had little to do with sugar culture.
Indeed they were, but in no way that I had imagined at the outset, overcome then by the cultural fecundity of 'aparanta'.
[Footnote 17: Fecundity, Fertility, Sterility, etc., by Dr. Matthews Duncan.
Overgrown with creepers to the very chimneys, divided by the greenest and most velvety of lawns from a many-coloured furnace of flower-beds, scarcely parted by lush paddocks from the intense green wall of the coppiced hill, the Wakes has always retained for my memory an impression of rural fecundity and summer glow absolutely unequalled.
One thinks of the Scotsman with his "Where's your Willie Shakespeare now?" Even Balzac's titanic industry must hide its diminished head before such appalling fecundity; and what would Horace have to say to such frog-like verbal spawning, with his famous "labour of the file" and his counsel to writers "to take a subject equal to your powers, and consider long what your shoulders refuse, what they are able to bear."
Stevenson, we have been told, used to despair as he thought of Scott's "immense fecundity of invention" and "careless, masterly ease.
The fecundity of these fishy masses was placing the world in danger.
But this oviparous devourer of such great reproductive power would, in turn, continue the world danger were it not that another monster as avid in appetite as it is weak in procreation, intervenes and cuts down with one blow the ever-increasing fecundity of the ocean.
n. 3; fancy, fecundity of, iii. 317; Fasting, ii. 214, n. 1, 352, 435, 476; iii. 24, 300; iv. 203, 397; fasted two days, i. 469; iii. 306; v. 284; fear, a stranger to, ii. 298, n. 4; separated two dogs, ii. 299; v. 329; never afraid of any man, iv.
The same statement can be made of all the many, many other known factors in development, from fecundity to concealing coloration; and behind them lie forces as to which we veil our ignorance by the use of high-sounding nomenclatureas when we use such a convenient but far from satisfactory term as orthogenesis.
The degree of fecundity or lack of fecundity between different species varies in extraordinary and inexplicable fashion in different families of mammals.
The degree of fecundity or lack of fecundity between different species varies in extraordinary and inexplicable fashion in different families of mammals.
Animals are the wealth of the country; and that magnificent race of cattle which has no rival in Europe for fecundity and beauty.
We'll play for her!' CHAPTER XXIV CUTTING FOR THE QUEEN It was a suggestion so purely in the spirit of a day when men betted on every contingency, public or private, decorous or the reverse, from the fecundity of a sister to the longevity of a sire, that it sounded less indecent in the cars of Lord Almeric's companions than it does in ours.
Baal-peor was, he says, the sun exercising his powers of fecundity.
It is not sufficient for the bringing about of great events and practical results that popular aspirations should be merely manifested; it is necessary, further, that some great soul, some powerful will, should make itself the organ and agent of the public sentiment, and bring it to fecundity by becoming its personification.
It was not only in religious questions and by their philosopho- theologians that the middle ages, before the Renaissance, displayed their activity and fecundity.
Soft pictured on the valley's verdant meadows Dark cypress trees reflect their slender shadows; Earth's bosom blooming in fecundity
The fecundity with which these ecclesiastical buildings multiplied and replenished England and Scotland is a marvel, considering the age in which they were erected and the small population and the poverty of the country.
Why had Nature, who so often refuses fecundity to the strong, shown herself prodigal to the loveless union of a dying consumptive?
The fecundity of these insects is surprising; and, to return to our fighting termites, it has been proved that a female deposits as much as sixty thousand eggs in a day!
It is scarcely necessary to dwell upon the poet's extraordinary fecundity of words and images.
The extraordinary versatility and fecundity of his genius can be appreciated only by those who have read all, or at least much, of his output.
" "Usually," resumed Scrofa, "the fecundity of a sow may be learned from her first litter, for in later litters she does not vary much from the number of pigs in the first.
"A hen should not be allowed to set on more than twenty-five eggs, although such is her fecundity that she lays more than that in a season.
"Who does not know also that if he introduces only a few hares of both sexes in a short time the place will be full of them, for such is the fecundity of this quadruped that two pair are enough to stock an entire warren in a short time.
The little household was perpetually "on the move"a little household which was always becoming and never remaining biggercontinually increased by births, only to be again reduced by deathsuntil the contest between the deadly hardships of travel and the fatal fecundity of Mrs. Sterne was brought by events to a natural close.
Flinders speaks of finding here in one turtle as many as 1,940 eggs; and such is their fecundity that were it not for the destruction of the young by sharks and birds of prey, these temperate seas would absolutely swarm with them.
blessed with such fecundity!
Mrs. Finn dropped in Sunday afternoon to share the cup of tea which Marna was offering her guests, and as she looked wistfully out of her tangle of dark hair,in which lines of silver already were beginning to appear,she impressed herself upon Kate's mind as one of the innumerable army of martyrs to the fetish of fecundity which had borne down men and women through the centuries.
Here in all verity was "the eternal feminine," fugitive, provocative, unspiritualized, and shrinking the one quality, fecundity, which could have justified it.
"They believe that the ceremony fulfils the double object of exorcizing the vermin whose multiplication would be a real calamity, and of imparting fecundity to the trees, the fields, and even the cattle"; and they imagine that the more the ceremony is prolonged, the greater will be the crop of fruit next autumn.
The fecundity of the women is notable; from six to ten children in a family seems to be the normal number.
To which must be added the people's frugal habits, the easy morals, the effect of climate, and the fecundity of the women of all mixed races.
Yet, such is the fecundity of nature in these regions that a year after a tempest has swept over an island, if the debris be removed, not a trace of its passage is visiblethe fields are as green as ever, the earth, the trees, and plants that were spared by the tempest double their productive powers as if to indemnify the afflicted inhabitants for the losses they suffered.
The libertine longings of nature, the free fecundities of mother-earth, imaged to the grosser people the Power working round about them and within their very bodies; and men and women gave free rein to their appetites and passions, in honor of divinities like Ashera, the Syrian Venus.
He wrote hardly ten songs a year at the time of his greatest fecundity.
Or did it represent the allegory of fecundity, the Hindoo myth of life, an existence held between the hands of woman, distorted and trampled by the palpitant hands of man whom a fit of madness seizes, seduced by a convulsion of the flesh?
BOISARD, a French fabulist of remarkable fecundity (1743-1831).
Animals are the riches of the country; that magnificent race of cattle which has no rival in Europe for fecundity and beauty.
In this glorious fecundity of the earth, in this joyous renewal of life and color, in this opulent youth and freshness of soil and sky, it alone remained, the dead and sterile Past, left in the midst of buoyant rejuvenescence and resurrection, like an empty churchyard skull upturned on the springing turf.
Jamaica lies still farther to the south and is a prosperous, fertile island, of exceptional fecundity, in which, however, there does not exist a single mountain.