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verb as in raise, nurture

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No, those dogs were trained to do that behavior, wouldn’t naturally have done that behavior, and there was nothing about the breed which is different.

Brazil’s herds are dominated by Nelore, a hardy breed that lacks the carcass and meat quality of breeds like Angus but can withstand high heat and humidity.

Holstein cattle, which almost always carry horned genes, are highly productive dairy cows, so using conventional breeding to introduce hornless genes from less productive breeds can compromise the Holstein’s productivity.

Scientists will have to look at the methylomes of different dog breeds to see if they differ.

This mathematical exercise gives an objective and seemingly precise number for the genetic contribution from each breed.

The attempt to “breed back” the Auroch of Teutonic legend was of a piece with the Nazi obsession with racial purity and eugenics.

A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.

They seem to be a slightly different breed from those in New York or London.

Perhaps, once in awhile, scarcity will breed rational thinking, too.

And I am truly preserving something unique because those garments are like a dying breed.

He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.

When Mac started Gregory back he told him that we would be along presently, then sat himself down on a rock and watched the breed.

But such a thing as happened this morning must breed doubts and suspicions in a woman who has had the experience I have had.

None breed, however, in Guernsey itself, or in any of the little rocky islands immediately surrounding it.

It stays on through the winter, but never remains to breed as it does regularly at Lundy Island.


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On this page you'll find 137 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to breed, such as: brand, strain, type, variety, character, and extraction.

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