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gestation
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
the period during which an embryo develops (about 9 months in humans)

or:

the conception and development of an idea or plan
  • Mr Dixon, to turn the table, took on to ask of Mr Mulligan himself whether his incipient ventripotence, upon which he rallied him, betokened an ovoblastic gestation in the prostatic utricle or male womb or was due, as with the noted physician, Mr Austin Meldon, to a wolf in the stomach.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (45% in)

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