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 for To sit on brood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\ (br[=oo]d), n. [OE. brod, AS. br[=o]d; akin to D.
     broed, OHG. bruot, G. brut, and also to G. br["u]he broth,
     MHG. br["u]eje, and perh. to E. brawn, breath. Cf. Breed,
     v. t.]
     1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood
        of chickens.
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              As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
                                                    --Luke xiii.
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              A hen followed by a brood of ducks.   --Spectator.
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     2. The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same
        time or not; young children of the same mother, especially
        if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman
        with a brood of children.
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              The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood.
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     3. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
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              Flocks of the airy brood,
              (Cranes, geese or long-necked swans). --Chapman.
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     4. (Mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
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     To sit on brood, to ponder. [Poetic] --Shak.
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