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.