Within weeks of hatching the idea, the rapper and his cousin inked a deal with My Damn Channel for a season of 10 shows.
He decries the search for “velvet-jacketed Bond villains” hatching a “malevolent plan.”
What on earth are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama hatching up for the Middle East this time?
In three weeks after hatching they are almost full grown and half-clothed in feathers, quite capable of taking care of themselves.
He wondered if she had played any part in hatching the scheme.
Some sort of deviltry is sure to be hatching soon after we get out of work.
The shells of the ova must be removed from the hatching trays.
In May, when the sea-birds are hatching their young, the spring-tides are slack and do not cover the saltings.
Remember that I'm hatching the eggs, and you might agitate me, and I might do them a mischief.
After hatching from the egg, the Mourning-cloak caterpillars are also subject to the attacks of various parasites.
"to produce young from eggs by incubation," from Middle English hachen (early 13c.), probably from an unrecorded Old English *hæccan, of unknown origin, related to Middle High German, German hecken "to mate" (used of birds). Meaning "to come forth from an egg" is late 14c. Figurative use (of plots, etc.) is from early 14c. Related: Hatched; hatching.
"engrave, draw fine parallel lines," late 14c., from Old French hachier "chop up, hack" (14c.), from hache "ax" (see hatchet). Related: Hatched; hatching. The noun meaning "an engraved line or stroke" is from 1650s.
"opening," Old English hæc (genitive hæcce) "fence, grating, gate," from Proto-Germanic *hak- (cf. Middle High German heck, Dutch hek "fence, gate"). This apparently is the source of many of the Hatcher surnames; "one who lives near a gate." Sense of "plank opening in ship's deck" is first recorded mid-13c. Drinking phrase down the hatch first recorded 1931.