getting (n.)
begetting, procreation, breeding
AC III.xiii.107[Antony to Cleopatra] Have I ... / Forborne the getting of a lawful race
MA II.i.297[Beatrice to Don Pedro, of a husband] I would rather have one of your father's getting
MM III.ii.111[Lucio to disguised Duke, of the Duke] Ere he would have hanged a man for the getting a hundred bastards
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