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  • noun Plural form of breeding-ground.


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  • I think washcloths are ideal breeding-grounds for bacteria and cannot really understand how using one could be in any way be considered to be a hygienic practice.


  • It had never occurred to me to think of massive multiplayer game spaces as breeding-grounds for design and engineering skill; but maybe 20 years from now there'll be a generation of kids for whom virtual world-building and rapid prototyping are as natural a combination as word processing and printing were for mine.

    Feature Story: Fear and Shivering In Second Life, Part One

  • These plains, extending for thousands of miles in all directions, are the great "ranching," or cattle-farming districts, formerly the favourite breeding-grounds and pastures of the buffalo, which, alas! have all disappeared.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

  • "Low-lying" districts are much talked about just now as breeding-grounds for the pestiferous Influenza microbe.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, May 30, 1891

  • Key phrase: ‘The public schools are breeding-grounds of Fascism’.

    As I Please

  • Moreover, the democratic spirit of the militias made them breeding-grounds for revolutionary ideas.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • The Communists hold that Fascism can be beaten by alliance with sections of the capitalist class (the Popular Front); their opponents hold that this manoeuvre simply gives Fascism new breeding-grounds.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • Contemporary philanthropy, I believe, recognizes that extreme poverty and overcrowded slums are veritable breeding-grounds of epidemics, disease, delinquency and dependency.

    The Pivot of Civilization

  • The breeding-grounds, where the eggs are laid, are shallow pools of stagnant water.

    Birth Control A Statement of Christian Doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians

  • These imperial birds are very rare on the coasts of Adelie Land, owing to the fact that their winter breeding-grounds in Antarctica are selected in spots where climatic conditions are comparatively good.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914


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