line breeding

line breeding
line breeding
n.
the producing of desired characteristics in animals by inbreeding through several successive generations
line-breed
vt.
line-bred, line-breeding

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  • Line breeding — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line breeding — ☆ line breeding n. the producing of desired characteristics in animals by inbreeding through several successive generations line breed vt. line bred, line breeding * * * …   Universalium

  • line breeding — noun The mating of closely related animals in order to preserve the characteristics of a common ancestor • • • Main Entry: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • line breeding — noun Breeding by a certain family line of descent, especially in the selection of the dam or mother …   Wiktionary

  • line breeding — the selective breeding of a strain of fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • line breeding — /ˈlaɪn bridɪŋ/ (say luyn breeding) noun a form of mild inbreeding directed towards keeping the offspring closely related to a highly admired ancestor …  

  • Line Breeding Search —    The mating of a dog within g the same breed within the same line or family, to a common ancestor. For example, mating a dog to his granddam or a btich to her grandsire …   Hunting glossary

  • Line — Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A linen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line conch — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line engraving — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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