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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Molt

MOLT, verb intransitive To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, etc.; as an animal. Fowls molt by losing their feathers, beasts by losing their hair, serpents by casting their skins, and deer their horns. The molting of the hawk is called mewing.