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moulting Sentence Examples

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

  • 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.

  • The young males at first resemble the females, and it is only after the fourth moulting, according to A.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 30 a and spiracles, and, moulting, emerge from their old skin as nymphs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • The young males at first resemble the females, and it is only after the fourth moulting, according to A.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The process of moulting is said to begin in the middle of autumn and is completed before the end of December, by which time the fur is in its winter condition, and is closer, fuller and longer than in summer (Naturalists' Library, vol.

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

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

  • 30 a and spiracles, and, moulting, emerge from their old skin as nymphs.

  • 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.

  • Soc., 1879, pp. 6-9) that, instead of moulting in the way that birds ordinarily do, penguins, at least in passing from the immature to the adult dress, cast off the short scale-like feathers from their wings in a manner that he compares to "the shedding of the skin in a serpent."

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

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