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  • v. Present participle of rut.
  • n. pairing; the period of time when certain ungulates mate


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  • That mechanism in the north is the second full moon after the autumnal equinox, which I call the rutting moon.

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  • 'Elk in rutting battles leave the ground very disturbed.

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  • On this long-neglected strip of pavement, a washboard ripple effect experts call rutting jiggles the front wheels into a dervish dance. Top Stories

  • The number of collisions involving deer pick up when deer populations migrate and mate, called rutting, between October and December.

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  • When he’d been a lad, the idea of rutting atop a female and spending betwixt her legs had aroused him unbearably.

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  • Stags have a limited breeding or 'rutting' season in autumn

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  • By the time the "rutting" season commences (in October), the velvet has peeled off, and the horns are then in order for battle -- and they need be, for the battles of the bucks during this period are terrible indeed.

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  • The act itself is also known as 'rutting', 'covering' or, rather more pleasingly, 'serving'.

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  • Local radio stations remind listeners to watch out for "rutting" moose at this time of year; apparently they're even more likely to charge in front of your car when they're horny.

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  • "They would need to be, for this is the 'rutting' season, and the bucks fight furious battles with each other, clashing their horns together, as if they would break them to pieces.

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