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gestation

a. the development of the embryo of a viviparous mammal, between conception and birth: about 266 days in humans, 624 days in elephants, and 63 days in cats
b. (as modifier): gestation period
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67) And the discussions of how the "Plot [that] is made" (751) is designed to persuade people that they "have a Right Supreme / To make their Kings" (409-10; see also 795) read in this context as warnings about the danger of offering the subjects any kind of gestatory power.