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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brood  \Brood\  (br[=o]ch),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Brooded};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Brooding}.] 
  1.  To  sit  on  and  cover  eggs,  as  a  fowl,  for  the  purpose  of 
  warming  them  and  hatching  the  young;  or  to  sit  over  and 
  cover  young,  as  a  hen  her  chickens,  in  order  to  warm  and 
  protect  them  hence  to  sit  quietly,  as  if  brooding. 
 
  Birds  of  calm  sir  brooding  on  the  charmed  wave. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  have  the  mind  dwell  continuously  or  moodily  on  a 
  subject;  to  think  long  and  anxiously;  to  be  in  a  state  of 
  gloomy,  serious  thought;  --  usually  followed  by  over  or 
  on  as  to  brood  over  misfortunes. 
 
  Brooding  on  unprofitable  gold.  --Dryden. 
 
  Brooding  over  all  these  matters,  the  mother  felt 
  like  one  who  has  evoked  a  spirit.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  When  with  downcast  eyes  we  muse  and  brood. 
  --Tennyson. 




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