King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman are the end of the brood; only a couple of possible remaining half brothers are suitable.
An uncle and his family resided in another house and his aunt and her brood in a third.
Subsequent investigation showed that he had set up a patronage operation to benefit his own brood.
Old English brod "brood, fetus, hatchling," from Proto-Germanic *brod (cf. Middle Dutch broet, Old High German bruot, German Brut "brood"), literally "that which is hatched by heat," from *bro- "to warm, heat," from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat, incubate," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)).