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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CATTLE

He was moving leisurely, keeping his horse at the cattle pony's lope.

No part of my business is pleasanter than the watering of cattle.

Our greatest difficulty in these marshes was the watering of the cattle.

Prayers were read to the men, and the cattle and party rested.

The extent of land is reckoned not by acreage, but by the heads of cattle it will keep.

Miss Whitmore knelt and examined the cattle thief curiously.

He had gone to the far West in his youth and made money in cattle.

And then I understood what it meant to 'cut out' cattle from 'a whole lot.

Do you think you can fence in a sentiment as you can cattle?

His crops were taken from his field, and his cattle from his yard.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "property," from Anglo-French catel "property" (Old North French catel, Old French chatel), from Medieval Latin capitale "property, stock," noun use of neuter of Latin adjective capitalis "principal, chief" (see capital (n.1)). Cf. sense development of fee, pecuniary. Sense originally was of movable property, especially livestock; it began to be limited to "cows and bulls" from late 16c.

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