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(of an egg) not having broken to release the fully developed young
(of a bird, snake, etc) not having emerged from the egg
(of a plan, mission, etc) not having been fully developed or carried out
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  • Now we've got to get rid of that one and all the unhatched spores.

    The Whispering Spheres Russell Robert Winterbotham
  • Indeed, the unhatched eggs have sometimes been valued at the same amount.

  • Every pupa breathes in its shell, however compact this may be, even as the unhatched bird breathes inside the egg.

    Bramble-bees and Others J. Henri Fabre
  • Four specimens were shot, and, later, several old nests were found containing the unhatched eggs of previous years.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • But I jes' tole him 'twar ez safe ez a unhatched deedie in a aig—an' I batted my eye, jes' so, an' he shet up purty quick.'

  • On the latter date a nest containing one nestling and one unhatched egg was found near Mount Santa Rosa.

  • If too late to get the unhatched eggs, get a nest with the small worms in it and tie that to the convenient branch instead.

  • Something like this wisdom often occurs among the hive bees in seasons of scarcity; they will destroy the unhatched queens.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • When the American Hens die they go to join their unhatched children in a cold-storage Heaven where they live forever.

    This Giddy Globe Oliver Herford
  • In this way breeding places for flies are minimized and millions55 and billions of unhatched eggs are destroyed.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

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