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  • GERONA. The Cattle Market
    GERONA. The Cattle Market
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cattle domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age "so many head of cattle","wait till the cows come home","seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible","a team of oxen"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cattle can produce up to 180 litres of saliva in one day
    • n. pl Cattle kăt"t'l Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are over 9 million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand
    • cattle Property; goods; chattels; stock: in this sense now only in the form chattel (which see).
    • cattle Live stock; domestic quadrupeds which serve for tillage or other labor, or as food for man. The term may include horses, asses, camels, all the varieties of domesticated beasts of the bovine genus, sheep of all kinds, goats, and even swine. In this general sense it is used in the Scriptures. In common use, however, the word is restricted to domestic beasts of the cow kind. In the language of the stable it means horses.
    • cattle Human beings: in contempt or ridicule.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan, refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick
    • Cattle kat′l beasts of pasture, esp. oxen, bulls, and cows: sometimes also horses, sheep, &c
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  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “I never said all actors are cattle, what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”
  • George S. Patton
    “We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”
  • Grandma Moses
    Grandma Moses
    “I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.”
  • Wilfred Owen
    Wilfred Owen
    “What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “Work is the province of cattle.”


All hat, no cattle - (USA) When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals, relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. catel, chatel—Low L. captale, orig. capital, property in general, then esp. animals—L. capitalis, chief—caput, the head, beasts in early times forming the chief part of property.


In literature:

Their days were full and earnest enough, running Last's cattle on the Lost Valley ranges.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
He has no bush-feed for cattle as we have, and it is cattle that the pioneer relies on for his support at first.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
She told him how her people had owned horses, thrown lassos, run cattle.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Cattle were landed to run wild and multiply and make a reason for colonists to settle there.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Where could the cattle run?
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The cattle would not go through the front yard past those girls.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
For a few minutes he sat quietly on his horse, waiting for the harassed cattle to stop their milling.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
Ike Clanton said that he was rustling cattle at the time down in Mexico, and accused the Earps of sole responsibility.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
I mean that you drove that bunch of my cattle off the cliff last September.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
They wish to be traders, cattle-drovers, pig-jobbers, that they may wander from fair to fair.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Midway between the platform and the cattle guard they saw the Duke lean in his saddle and snatch the white favor from her hand.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Suddenly, to-day he had demanded his cattle.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
The four men sitting in the railed-off space in the San Mateo Cattle Company's office constituted the cattle company.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
The land here is too rich to waste on cattle.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
At a short distance behind the house were the houses of the men, and the corrals, or enclosures, for the cattle.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
I told them a funny story about being a cattle-grower somewhere out West.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
They went to learn farm and cattle ranch work, and had been so employed.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
The cattle don't like small dogs.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
But before it, streaming out through the defile, like a torrent when the rain is falling among the hills, came a great herd of cattle.
"The Induna's Wife" by Bertram Mitford
The cattle had thriven and were doing well, and a large field of Indian corn had been harvested for the use of the Kaffirs.
"The Young Colonists" by G.A. Henty

In poetry:

They're moaning still,
The cattle. Will they never stop
Their moaning, Master Fardorrougha?
"The Miracle Of The Corn" by Padraic Colum
Give me the low of cattle,
The cayotes lone "ki-oo!"
The sightings of the Norther,
The owl's "whit-tu-woo!"
"Texas" by William Lawrence Chittenden
'MID glad green miles of tillage
And fields where cattle graze,
A prosy little village,
You drowse away the days.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
'Mid glad green miles of tillage
And fields where cattle graze;
A prosy little village,
You drowse away the days.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Sheep huddle in the hollows,
And the cattle seek the byre,
But I must be up and faring
Away from the warm peat fire;
"Rain Song" by Clinton Scollard
The weedy fallows winter-worn,
Where cattle shiver under sodden hay.
The plough-lands long and lorn--
The fading day.
"At Winter’s End" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Cattle stolen near county line .
FORT WORTH– More than 15 cattle were stolen between Wednesday, Feb 15 and Friday, Feb 17 near the Johnson and Ellis County line .
Cattle Drive Quarantine Creates Wild Cowtown .
Cow-Calf Conference displays cattle, new products.
LONE SURVIVOR —Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, was the keynote speaker at the opening session of the Cattle Industry Convention held in Nashville, TN.
Responding directly to the needs of its clients in the cow-calf sector, Cattle-Fax has introduced TRENDS, a monthly newsletter specifically for cow-calf producers.
Like other Cattle-Fax publications, TRENDS will provide expert research and analysis on the issues that affect all facets of the cattle and beef industries.
The morning's work was ahead of her, helping to move semi-loads of cattle from the trailers to the pens outside the Pratt Livestock Auction.
Crossbreeding – or the inter-mating of two to three different breeds of dairy cattle – has gained consideration and practice on many commercial dairy operations over the past decade.
While manicuring the individual trees of cattle performance traits, the cow-calf industry apparently missed the proverbial forest.
And Moses Polley, a Pennsylvania cattle buyer, is undoubtedly one of Michigan's greatest mysteries.
British scientists have made a breakthrough which may enable cattle to be vaccinated against TB, doing away with the need to cull the badgers believed to be infecting them.
Although drought conditions have led many producers to significantly cull their cattle herds the past two years, spring-calving herds may still need to be examined for nonproductive cows that should be removed,News.
Gov's plan to ease dairy cattle regulations has pros for farmers, cons for environment.
Lyons loves showing dairy cattle .

In science:

Suppose country A can produce 10 units cattle or 3 units wheat in one year, while in one year country B can produce 4 units cattle or 9 units wheat.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Then country A has absolute advantage in producing cattle and country B in wheat.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Abstract This paper presents a study of the body orientation of domestic cattle on free pastures in several European states, based on Google satellite photographs.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Reports of the discovery of magnetic sensing in large mammals such as cattle and deer, published in and supported by observations of the behavior of cattle near power lines also point to possible health risks for humans.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
In our study, performed by two independent groups of authors in three different ways, no north-south alignment of domestic cattle on free pastures was found.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
The most probable reason, why prevalence of the north-south alignment of cattle was found in, is, in our opinion, an inadequate selection of herds and/or individual cows.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Hence, there is an easy way to replicate the investigations on possible magnetic alignment of cattle, and to ascertain whether or not the magnetic alignment of grazing or resting cattle is reality.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
The model is motivated both by certain kinds of biological epidemics, whose transmission may be dominated by sites at which individuals gather in close proximity (e.g., workplaces or public transport for a disease like SARS, cattle markets for foot–and–mouth disease, etc.) and by malware.
Viral Processes by Random Walks on Random Regular Graphs
Consumables: including: food and drinks, cattle, oil, wood.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory