hætʃ n. brood of hatchlings; emergence from an egg; opening in a wall or floor, opening through which passengers or cargo may pass (especially in a ship); door covering such an opening, trapdoor v. emerge from an egg; cause to come out of an egg; incubate; plan, produce, concoct; initiate; draw parallel lines to produce the effect of shading

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