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MATE. The second officer on board of a merchant ship or vessel.
     2. He has the right to sue in the admiralty as a common mariner for wages. 1. Pet. Adm. Dee. 246.
     3. When, on the death of the master, the mate assumes the command, he succeeds to the rights and duties of the principal officer. 1 Sumn. 157; 3 Mason, 161; 4 Mason, 196; See 7 Conn. 239; 4 Mason, 641 4 Wash. C. C. 838.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Indigo Jackie, litter-sister of Rio Tornado, Fatboyz Turbo and Bim Bam Boozle, has been mated to Droopys Vieri.
Over the course of several months (May 2003 - October 2003), 21 pairs of Aplysia califonica were successfully mated as initial partners.
Any females that these males refused to mate in the first run were then paired with other males that had not mated within the past two days.
To verify the results of the electrophysiological analysis, changes in sex pheromone titers produced by mated and virgin females were also investigated using capillary-GC analysis.
They also analysed females' RNA to compare the genes expressed in females mated to males of different strains.
In various studies, he and a colleague compared aspects of mating, for example, the length of time that the snails courted before copulating, when snails mated with and without dart piercing.
Data were analyzed using a contingency test with re-mating treatment (1 d, 3 d and 30 d) as the factor, and mating outcomes (mated once, mated twice) as the response, to determine if mating a second time was dependent on the mating treatment.
Within the first 10 min, a significantly higher percentage of Canton-S females mated with Canton-S than with Tai-Y males, whereas Tai-Y females mated about as often with males from both strains (fig.
In the first experiment, to determine mating frequency of individual females caged with multiple males, the 41 females mated to control males lived a mean of 5.80 [+ or -] 2.15 (mean [+ or -] SD) d and produced a mean of 0.90 [+ or -] 0.80 spermatophore.
The following morning we discarded the males and transferred the mated females to screen cages (30 cm cubes, 50-75 females per cage).
We measured the short-term effects of multiple mating by comparing the fecundity and fertility of females mated singly (n = 20) and those mated multiply (i.e., 3 to 4 times, with the same males; n = 20).