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Bovine mammalian quadruped, domesticated during pre-history as a source of milk, meat and leather. Relatively placid; tends to herd for mutual protection. Provides labour opportunities for cowherds and milkmaids. Not normally eligible to become a knight, landed or court noble, or [[archbishop]]. Possibly a good candidate for royalty, where there is a capable First Minister already in place.
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'''Cattle''' are large herd animals of the genus ''Bos'' They were domesticated during pre-history as a source of [[meat]], [[leather]], and [[milk]]. Its dung, when dried, is a useful fuel source. The male "[[bull]]" is often used as [[symbol]] for the property of strength. The word "cow" is also commonly used in the [[English]] vernacular to refer to any individual cattle. A '''calf''' is a sexually immature cow of either sex.
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Latest revision as of 09:09, 1 September 2008

Cattle are large herd animals of the genus Bos They were domesticated during pre-history as a source of meat, leather, and milk. Its dung, when dried, is a useful fuel source. The male "bull" is often used as symbol for the property of strength. The word "cow" is also commonly used in the English vernacular to refer to any individual cattle. A calf is a sexually immature cow of either sex.