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Prolificness

Abraham
promised countless descendants by God. [O.T.: Genesis 13:16]
Aegyptus
fathered 50 sons, who married the daughters of his twin brother Danaus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
Danaus
fathered 50 daughters, who married the sons of his twin brother Aegyptus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
Flanders, Moll
adventuress bears a dozen children to various mates. [Br. Lit.: Moll Flanders in Magill I, 614]
Lester, Jeeter
and Ada hapless sharecroppers with seventeen children. [Am. Lit.: Caldwell Tobacco Road]
old woman who lived in a shoe
“had so many children she didn’t know what to do.” [Nursery Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 85]
rabbit
progenitor of many offspring at short intervals. [Zoology: Misc.]
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In the 5th chapter there is described the method of honey bee colony strength and prolificness of queen.
This double assumption of prolificness and of healthiness is obviously not always true in particular instances.
An important factor is the range of filmmakers with whom Figueroa works, from Luis Bunuel to Ismael Rodriguez and Emilio Fernandez; perhaps more important, though, is his prolificness, shooting eight films in 1949 and ten in 1952, for example, suggestive of the factory style of the system.
Porter was legendary for his wit, verve, encyclopedic erudition, verbal brio, and preternatural prolificness; as his friend and colleague Simon Schama remarks in a foreword to this book, Flesh in the Age of Reason is a "shockingly vital and exuberant" work in which the author brandishes his feeling for language "as a succulent, luscious, toothsome thing." A scholar of compelling energy and charm, Porter ran a lively arts program on BBC radio, abandoned a Cambridge fellowship partly because he was fed up with finding himself in cinemas and supermarkets frequented by nobody but dons, and seemed always by some biological miracle to have exactly five days' growth of beard on his chin.
The prolificness, the self-plagiarism, the snappy, highly consumable prose and, of course, the sales figures: Eagleton wishes for capitalism's demise, but as long as it's here, he plans to do as well as he can out of it.