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Moo! (was: The Birds and the Bees of Gender)

From:Douglas Koller <laokou@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 31, 1999, 11:29
Joshua Shinavier wrote:

> > Yes it can! I've seen it used before for sheep! I remember seeing it in > > Edith Hamilton's Mythology, where Ajax (I think) goes mad and slaughters a > > herd of Greek sheep. "...the poor cattle, slain to no purpose by his hand..."
> Then again, I also remember the line "...flocks and herds of the Greeks..."
> Maybe "cattle" can be used for both?
The Chambers Dictionary imparts: cattle - bovine mammals of the genus _Bos_, esp. oxen, bulls, and cows; domesticated mammals including oxen, etc. and also horses, sheep, etc. (archaic) Kou