• WordNet 3.6
    • n hatchery a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs) "the park authorities operated a trout hatchery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hatchery A house for hatching fish, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hatchery A place for hatching eggs; an arrangement for promoting the hatching of eggs, especially those of fish, by artificial appliances.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hatchery a place for hatching eggs, esp. those of fish, by artificial means
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Early M. E. hacchen, from an assumed A.S. hæccean; cf. Mid. High Ger. hecken, Sw. häcka.


In literature:

What the club wanted was a hatchery built over a spring, and that's why that swamp was necessary to the deal.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
A well-ordered salmon hatchery is the only means by which the destruction of the salmon in the river can be prevented.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 275" by Various
Hatcheries have been established in many parts of our country for the purpose of collecting and hatching fish eggs.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Under this sort of treatment most of the thirty million babies in the hatchery lived and thrived.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
I'm neither farming for pleasure nor running a salmon hatchery.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
I mean to have a frog hatchery, and a pond where I can raise 'em by the million!
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
Ali-Tomas shall personally conduct you through the fish-hatcheries.
"Sjambak" by John Holbrook Vance
The state hatcheries alone planted 4,399,050 trout in 1913.
"The Beauties of the State of Washington" by Harry F. Giles
Laboratories for the study of marine life and fish hatcheries came into being.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
I had it repaired, and take my eggs to the hatcheries and my produce to Rosewater three times a week.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton

In poetry:

We drove past the hatchery,
the hut that sells bait,
past Pigeon Cove, past the Yacht Club, past Squall's
Hill, to the house that waits
still, on the top of the sea,
and two portraits hung on the opposite walls.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Issaquah celebrates Salmon Days at hatchery .
Hatchery salmon can help rebuild runs, study says.
Study Suggests Hatchery Fish Don't Harm Native Fish Stock.
Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com The Feather River Hatchery in Oroville killed thousands of salmon this month in an effort to restore genetic diversity to salmon runs.
It's one of the oldest hatcheries in the nation -- beginning as a private venture around 1860.
The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game took over the operation of the hatchery 100 years ago.
Sportsmen's Days at Carpenter's Brook/Salmon River hatchery open house set for this weekend.
State wildlife officials and environmental officials will be at the hatchery for a 11:45 am celebration featuring agency displays and a tour of the facility.
The southbound Fish Hatchery Road ramp to the westbound Beltline is closed for construction until September 21.
King Salmon Eggs Sorted at Hatchery .
Japanese researchers embarked on a multi-country journey with a visit to Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster City as part of a study to trace the DNA of domestic chickens.
This weekend's catch-and-release fishing programs for children at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan have been cancelled due to heat-related stress on fish.
Dan Speas Fish Rearing Station west of Casper is now a hatchery as well.
In the meantime, folks at the Wichita Falls hatchery are--like most Texans--hoping for more rain.
Hatchery production will resume when water elevations rise.

In science:

Moreover, Russell et al have argued that life’s hatchery could have been busy by 3.8 Gyr, evolving fast enough for a branch to have reached the ocean surfaces by 3.5 Gyr, as evidenced by photosynthetic signatures.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life