How to use Moulting in a sentence

moulting
  • The white ruff on the neck, and the similarly coloured feathers of the wing, do not appear until the completion of the first moulting.

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  • In one of the most esteemed varieties, the wing and tail feathers are at first black - a peculiarity, however, which disappears after the first moulting.

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  • But the evidence is not conclusive as to whether any part of the winter condition is additionally produced by moulting.

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  • It also uses the burrow as a safe retreat during moulting and guards its cocoon and young in its depths.

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  • In structure and some of its habits much resembling a bullfinch, but much exceeding that bird in size, it has the plumage of a crossbill and appears to undergo the same changes as do the members of the restricted genus Loxia - the young being of a dull greenish-grey streaked with brownish-black, the adult liens tinged with golden-green, and the cocks glowing with crimson-red on nearly all the body-feathers, this last colour being replaced after moulting in confinement by bright yellow.

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  • Our moulting season, like that of the fowls, must be a crisis in our lives.

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  • For safety during hibernation and moulting, book-scorpions spin a small spherical cocoon.

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  • As these moulting periods approach, the worms lose their appetite and cease eating, and at each period of change they are left undisturbed and free from noise.

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  • The plumage of both sexes is at first like that of the female, but after moulting the young males gradually assume the more brilliant plumage of their sex.

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  • The growth of an insect is usually rapid, and as the cuticle does not share therein, it is from time to time cast off by moulting or ecdysis.

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