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  • n. cattle that are reared for their meat


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  • Plus we have beef cattle for food, and the old wethers and ewes go for hides, glue, tallow, lanolin — all war staples.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Even youths had risen up and peppered his back with birdshot, and beef cattle had trod him underfoot and smashed his rifle.


  • Having brought with me over the mountains a few head of beef cattle for the hungry Indians, without thinking of running any great personal risk I had six beeves killed some little distance from my camp, guarding the meat with four Soldiers, whom I was obliged to post as sentinels around the small area on which the carcasses lay.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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