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 for In and in breeding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  In \In\, adv.
     1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an
        adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the
        representative of an adverbial phrase, the context
        indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the
        situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the
        Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and
        out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side
        was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e.,
        into the house).
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              Their vacation . . . falls in so pat with ours.
                                                    --Lamb.
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     Note: The sails of a vessel are said, in nautical language,
           to be in when they are furled, or when stowed. In
           certain cases in has an adjectival sense; as, the in
           train (i. e., the incoming train); compare up grade,
           down grade, undertow, afterthought, etc.
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     2. (Law) With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a
        holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by
        purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. --Burrill.
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     In and in breeding. See under Breeding.
  
     In and out (Naut.), through and through; -- said of a
        through bolt in a ship's side. --Knight.
  
     To be in, to be at home; as, Mrs. A. is in.
  
     To come in. See under Come.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeding \Breed"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of generating or bearing.
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     2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals;
        as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
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     3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
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              She had her breeding at my father's charge. --Shak.
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     4. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and
        decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or
        training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of
        society.
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              Delicacy of breeding, or that polite deference and
              respect which civility obliges us either to express
              or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we
              converse.                             --Hume.
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     5. Descent; pedigree; extraction. [Obs.]
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              Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding. --Shak.
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     Close breeding, In and in breeding, breeding from a male
        and female from the same parentage.
  
     Cross breeding, breeding from a male and female of
        different lineage.
  
     Good breeding, politeness; genteel deportment.
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     Syn: Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See
          Education.
          [1913 Webster] Breeze

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