Horses Sentence Examples

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  • He dropped the saddle to the ground and slipped a halter over the horses' nose.

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  • The horses belong to you?

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  • He couldn't have been too close or the horses would have smelled him.

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  • You like horses, yes?

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  • The road along which they moved was bordered on both sides by dead horses; ragged men who had fallen behind from various regiments continually changed about, now joining the moving column, now again lagging behind it.

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  • Do you have many horses here?

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  • Four horses doesn't make a horse ranch.

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  • The horses would sink.

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  • I still have to water the horses and let them out.

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  • In an instant the tramp of horses galloping forward was heard, shouts came from various sides, and then more shots.

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  • Riding horses was one of her favorite pastimes, and the country out that way was gorgeous - winter or summer.

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  • At one time, a hotel, accommodating a hundred guests and stable for seventy-five horses, adorned its slopes.

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  • The men rapidly picked out their horses in the semidarkness, tightened their saddle girths, and formed companies.

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  • Piano George said they lost two fine black horses that slipped on the ice of the Sneffles road and I could hear the men talking loudly about it.

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  • We... actually, I... was thinking about adopting a few wild horses from out west where they have too many.

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  • I have chickens and horses.

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  • Finally he slowed down and gave the horses some relief.

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  • I have some horses you can ride and there are several creeks, ponds and even a small lake on the land.

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  • He did so, and then pointed out the location of where he'd seen people, cars, the two horses and the wagon.

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  • Horses stomped, dogs barked, and children scurried everywhere.

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  • Great, I'll go saddle the horses.

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  • He led the horses outside and helped her up on Princess.

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  • She finished feeding the horses and let all of them out except Casper.

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  • He really relates to horses, and I hear his riding skills are very good.

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  • On that thought, the horses needed to be fed and watered.

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  • The barn smelled like horses and leather.

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  • She had always loved horses, and a horse ranch had been a dream she knew would never come true.

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  • I'll go feed the horses.

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  • It had been converted to a tack room but the faucet was handy for watering the horses.

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  • Owing to the rapidity of the French flight and the Russian pursuit and the consequent exhaustion of the horses, the chief means of approximately ascertaining the enemy's position--by cavalry scouting-- was not available.

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  • Riding horses on the beach all day.

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  • Monday morning while she was feeding the horses, Brutus was watching the hills with unusual interest.

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  • Putting the food in the oven to keep it warm, she decided there was enough time to feed the horses before he arrived.

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  • She fed the horses, hoping Alex would like the perfume she wore better than the horses did.

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  • Alex did the same with Ed and they saddled the horses in silence.

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  • Finally they walked the saddled and bridled horses out of the barn, and mounted them.

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  • They raced the horses past the pond and up the hill, slowing when they came to the rocky area.

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  • Back at the barn, they unsaddled and rubbed the horses down.

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  • She had dreamed of someone who would share her enthusiasm in horses – of someone who would treat her well.

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  • He said he wanted some advice about horses, but when I asked him if he was going to buy one, he said no.

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  • So he walked over here to ask me about horses when he had none.

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  • She filled a plastic bowl with water for the chickens and hauled buckets of water to the horses and buffalo.

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  • You be careful around those horses.

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  • Carmen gave the horses some grain and went to feed and water the chickens.

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  • After she fed the rabbits, she came back to find the horses had finished their grain.

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  • He might have pictured cattle or horses — even goats, but elk and buffalo?

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  • On Sunday after church they were feeding the horses when they began a friendly frolic.

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  • They entered the field and left the other horses behind.

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  • The presence of so many horses would only make the cow nervous.

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  • Anyway, she was telling me how much he loved animals — horses in particular.

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  • Of course, if the boy was interested in horses and the ranch, maybe it would be balanced out.

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  • Jonathan's interest in horses was genuine.

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  • Carmen kept her attention on the horses in the corral.

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  • They were feeding the horses and Jonathan was out exercising Dawn.

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  • Afterwards, I went to the horses to grab our lunch.

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  • Her men turned back, newfound urgency in their movement as they pushed their horses into quick paces.

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  • They reached a small group of horses, and the boy vaulted atop one, offering his hand.

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  • They ignored her as she joined the rest of the pages moving in and out of the stables, bringing horses and armament to the warriors.

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  • She still wanted horses, but how could she tell him that she had stolen his dream – that the safari was her greatest interest now?

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  • Soon the surrey would be altered for two horses.

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  • A sudden breeze whistled through the trees over them, startling the horses.

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  • They stopped at the spring where they had found the dead longhorn bull years ago and dismounted to let the horses rest.

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  • They rode out of the forest on the hillside above the guest house and rested the horses again.

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  • The animals are used to seeing us, and the horses often graze with them, so I don't think we will have any problems with the safari animals or the natural wildlife.

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  • If we get into mammals, the biggest killer of humans is dogs – and horses.

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  • Carmen had four horses saddled and ready when the men arrived in the barn.

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  • She handed Dandy to Rob and Random to Aaron, introducing the horses by name.

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  • They led the horses into the corral.

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  • Would it make you feel any better to know they can out-maneuver the horses in the forest?

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  • They're used to seeing horses out here.

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  • They paused briefly, letting the horses drink while Rob took some pictures of the creek.

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  • Then they waded the horses across and headed for the ruins.

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  • They rode the narrow trail up the side of the mountain single file and stopped at the spring to rest and water the horses.

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  • Aaron and Rob helped her unsaddle the horses and get them into stalls with hay and water.

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  • They left Eureka and Adora with the younger horses.

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  • For a moment the idea that the guests had to saddle their own horses troubled her, but on the other hand, maybe it was a good thing.

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  • We'll leave the horses here and walk the rest of the way.

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  • They followed the trail back to the horses, mounted and started down the trail.

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  • At the bottom of the trail they dismounted and walked their horses for a while.

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  • Of course, the horses didn't need the rest as much as Gerald needed the relief from riding.

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  • Carmen stabled the horses and fed them.

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  • Well, if it makes you feel better, but I like taking care of the horses.

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  • Maybe it was their love of horses.

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  • But then, Alex loved horses too – until she killed his.

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  • It would have been a first anyway, because the buggy had been altered so two horses could pull it.

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  • The horses are hitched to the buggy and waiting outside.

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  • Felipa started the team of horses forward and Carmen watched Alex all the way up the stairs and through the door.

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  • This is for help with the horses?

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  • If Sam was going to take care of the horses, it was important that she know which ones to be cautious with.

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  • Sam is qualified to take care of the horses, but she isn't able to take care of you.

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  • It will give you a chance to work with the horses and get to know them as well as the land.

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  • Sam had the day off, so Carmen fed the horses and watered them.

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  • Princess was getting along in her new pasture and the other horses were all doing well.

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  • Unless she missed her guess, wild horses couldn't drag it out of him until he was released from that vow.

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  • Hold your horses before you wind up with a run away team.

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  • Recent investigations in the government of Moscow have revealed that 40% of the peasant households possessed no horses, and similar inquiries in 41 governments elicited the fact that 28% of the peasant households were without horses, although of the total number of horses in the country 82% belong to the peasantry.

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  • Cars replaced horses; did the stable boys remain out of work?

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  • The sheds where the corn was stored, the stable where the horses were kept, and the yard where the cows were milked morning and evening were unfailing sources of interest to Martha and me.

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  • The horses began to lather and the men to flush.

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  • All around lay the flesh of different animals--from men to horses--in various stages of decomposition; and as the wolves were kept off by the passing men the dog could eat all it wanted.

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  • Another section amid the regimental wagons and horses which were standing in a group was busy getting out caldrons and rye biscuit, and feeding the horses.

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  • She scooped up some oats and fed each of the horses.

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  • Yes, we have many horses.

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  • Let's go look at the horses.

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  • Alex obliged and then the four of them continued to a lot where some horses grazed.

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  • They admired the new foal and a few other horses.

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  • Unshod horses heading south.

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  • I didn't know you were so fond of horses.

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  • He slapped the horses with the reins and they started out in the direction of the ranch.

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  • Two horses were tied up and there was a wagon and mule at the end of the street.

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  • Its trade also in books, hops, horses, and cloth is considerable, and a large banking and exchange business is done here.

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  • The sanjak is very fertile, and contains good breeding-grounds, upon which horses,, camels and cattle are reared.

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  • Davila was murdered, while on his way to take possession of the government of Cremona for Venice in July 1631, by a ruffian, with whom some dispute seems to have arisen concerning the furnishing of the relays of horses ordered for his use by the Venetian government.

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  • Pigs and goats, however, with cattle, horses, asses and dogs, have been introduced, have multiplied, and in considerable numbers run wild.

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  • Under Greek influence, he was identified with Hippolytus, who after he had been trampled to death by the horses of Poseidon was restored to life by Asclepius and removed by Artemis to the grove at Aricia, which horses were not allowed to enter.

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  • Frazer formerly held Virbius to be a wood and tree spirit, to whom horses, in which form tree spirits were often represented, were offered in sacrifice.

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  • His identification with Hippolytus and the manner of the latter's death would explain the exclusion of horses from his grove.

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  • In 1251 William de Ferrers obtained from the crown a charter for a weekly market and a yearly fair, but gradually this annual fair was replaced by four others chiefly for horses and cattle.

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  • The droppings of stall-fed horses, or of such as have been kept on dry food, should be made use of.

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  • The material employed in all cases is the droppings of horses, which should be collected fresh, and spread out in thin layers in a dry place, a portion of the short litter being retained well moistened by horse-urine.

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  • Oxen and cows are of secondary importance and the climate is unsuitable for sheep; horses of a small breed are used to some extent.

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  • Very little is known about the town, which is the trade centre of a considerable district, including Kataghan, where the best horses in Afghanistan are bred.

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  • But the lowness of stature extends to the lower animals - cattle, horses, donkeys, &c. - and this may indicate that climatic causes have some part in the matter also, though Sergi denies this.

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  • Horses are bred to some extent, while the native race of donkeys is remarkably small in size.

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  • Good cattle for breeding purposes are being imported from Switzerland and Sicily, and efforts are likewise being made to improve the breed of horses, which are bought mainly for the army.

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  • Horses appear to be fond of this species, and in Sweden it is stored for use as winter fodder.

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  • It is also a considerable market for horses, cattle and grain, and there is a little boat-building and salt and sail-cloth manufacture.

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  • Elias; here horses are said to have been sacrificed to Helios.

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  • Large numbers of horses, cattle, swine and poultry are reared.

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  • Tecuci has a large transit trade in grain, timber, cattle and horses, on their way from northern and eastern Moldavia to the Danubian ports.

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  • The pampas were almost destitute of animal life before the horses and cattle of the Spanish invaders were there turned out to graze, and the puma and jaguar never came there until the herds of European cattle attracted them.

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  • In 1878 the number of cattle was 12,000,000; of sheep, 65,000,000; and of horses, 4,000,000; in 1899 the numbers were - cattle, 25,000,000; sheep, 89,000,000; and horses, about 4,500,000.

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  • Haras or stallion stables containing in all over 3000 horses are established in twentytwo central towns, and annually send stallions, which are at the disposal of private individuals in return for a small fee, to various stations throughout the country.

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  • I Includes horses, mules and asses.

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  • Her worship was early transferred to Rome, localized by the Lacus Juturnae near the temple of Vesta, at which Castor and Pollux, after announcing the victory of lake Regillus, were said to have washed the sweat from their horses.

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  • On many of the islets numerous tropical fruits are found growing wild, but they are no doubt escapes from cultivation, just as the large herds of wild cattle, horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and dogs - the last large and fierce - which occur abundantly on most of the islands have escaped from domestication.

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  • Under the system of grazing practised throughout Australia it is customary to allow sheep, cattle and horses to run at large all the year round within enormous enclosures and to depend entirely upon the natural growth of grass for their subsistence.

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  • Leaving the main body of his party at Menindie on the Darling under a man named Wright, Burke, with seven men, five horses and sixteen camels, pushed on for Cooper's Creek, the understanding being that Wright should follow him in easy stages to the depot proposed to be there established.

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  • Mr Gosse, with men and horses provided by the South Australian government, started on the 21st of April from the telegraph station So m.

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  • The raising of cattle, pigs and sheep is a fairly important branch of industry throughout the duchy; horses are bred in Kamburg.

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  • In 1910 there were 495,000 neat cattle (285,000 milch cows), 94,000 horses (average value, $106), 229,000 sheep and 95,000 swine.

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  • The horses of Vermont have been famous in the development of American racing stocks; the Morgan stock is best known, and other famous Vermont strains are Messenger and Black Hawk.

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  • He was exceedingly fond of horses and hunting, leaping ditches prudently avoided by the foreign ambassadors.

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  • In the interior cattle and sheep are plentiful, on the plateau horses and donkeys.

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  • In the desert tracts fine breeds of camels, cattle, horses and sheep are to be found wherever there is pasturage.

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  • Oats, cultivated in the Roman and Tuscan maremma and in Apulia, are used almost exclusively for horses and cattle.

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  • The exportation is, however, unimportant, while the importation is largely on the increase, 46,463 horses having been imported in 1902.

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  • In addition, the communes have a right to levy a, surtax not exceeding 50% of the quota levied by the state upon lands and buildings; a family tax, or fuocatico, upon the total incomes of families, which, for fiscal purposes, are divided into various categories; a tax based upon the rent-value of houses, and other taxes upon cattle, horses, dogs, carriages and servants; also on licences for shopkeepers, hotel and restaurant keepers, &c.; on the slaughter of animals, stamp duties, one-half of the tax on bicycles, &c. Occasional sources of interest are found in the sale of communal property, the realization of communal credits, and the contraction of debt.

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  • Of imported animals, cattle, goats, asses and dogs thrive well, ponies and horses indifferently, and sheep badly, though some success has been achieved in breeding them.

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  • In Columbus there is a large market for imported horses.

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  • The ascent of the mountain from Wynberg by Hout's Bay Nek is practicable for horses.

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  • Live-stock breeding is very extensively carried on by the Kirghiz, namely, horses, cattle, sheep, camels, goats and pigs.

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  • Year by year the influence of the Mahommedan tribes on the north leads to the cutting down of the forest, the extension of both planting and pasture and the introduction of cattle and even horses.

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  • But the breeding of horses and sheep is of equal importance with agriculture.

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  • Horses and other draught animals are reared in the province, and there are several lakes frequented by water-fowl, and streams of clear water flow through it, as for instance the Kyros (Kur) formed by the junction of the Medos and Araxes."

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  • By being trampled on or kicked by horses while engaged in rail way work I I I.

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  • At a small roadside station, where the traffic is of a purely local character, there will be some sidings to which horses and carts have access for handling bulk goods like coal, gravel,.

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  • Some herds of cattle and horses run wild; but these were, of course, introduced, as were also the wild hogs, the numerous rabbits and the less common hares.

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  • That conditions are favourable to the animal industry is shown by the fact that in 1897 the valleys of northern Nevada were so overrun with wild horses, to the detriment of the grazing grounds for cattle, that the legislature authorized the killing of such animals.

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  • As the waves of the sea are fancifully compared to horses, so a field of corn, waving in the breeze, may be said to represent the wedding of the sea-god and the corn-goddess.

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  • She is sometimes riding in a chariot drawn by horses or dragons, sometimes walking, sometimes seated upon a throne, alone or with her daughter.

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  • Their general purport is shown in many cases by pictorial figures relating to various objects which appear on them - such as chariots and horses, ingots and metal vases, arms and implements, stores of corn, &c., flocks and herds.

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  • The city is situated in a rich agricultural region, and is a market for grain, neat cattle, horses and swine.

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  • Farmers of the Piedmont Plateau formerly kept large numbers of horses and cattle from April to November in ranges in the Mountain Region, but with the opening of portions of that country to cultivation the business of pasturage declined, except as the cotton plantations demanded an increased supply of mules; there were 25,259 mules in 1850, 110,011 in 1890, 138,786 in 1900, and 181,000 in 1910.

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  • In Mongolia the population is essentially nomadic, its wealth consisting in herds of horned cattle, sheep, horses and camels.

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  • Agriculture is still carried on in a somewhat primitive fashion, and as a rule the livestock is of an inferior quality, though the breed of horses, of a heavy build and mostly used in agriculture, is held in high esteem.

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  • They could truly boast of having watered their horses in every Indian river from the Cauvery to the Indus.

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  • Dumfries markets for cattle and sheep, held weekly, and for horses, held five times annually, have always ranked with the best, and there is also a weekly market for pork during the five months beginning with November.

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  • They carry on agriculture wheat-growing on a large scale - with the aid of modern agricultural machines, and breed cattle and horses.

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  • The slopes of the Armenian highlands are clothed with fine forests, and the vine is grown at their base, while on the wide-stretching steppes the Turko-Tatars pasture cattle, horses and sheep. The lower part of the Kura valley assumes the character of a dry steppe, the rainfall not reaching 54 in.

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  • On the much agitated question about the employment of horses or oxen in labour, the most important arguments are distinctly stated.

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  • His remarks on horses, cattle, &c., are not less interesting; and there is a very good account of the diseases of each species, and some just observations on the advantage of mixing different kinds on the same pasture.

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  • For dout ye nat but heerdemen with their catell, shepeherdes with theirshepe, and tieng of horses and mares, destroyeth moch come, the which the hedges wold save.

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  • His description of the different kinds of ploughs is interesting; and he justly recommends such as were drawn by two horses (some even by one horse) in preference to the weighty and clumsy machines which required four or more horses or oxen.

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  • Among the advantages of enclosures, he observes, " you will gain much more labour from your servants, a great part of whose time was taken up in gathering thistles and other garbage for their horses to feed upon in their stables; and thereby the great trampling and pulling up and other destruction of the corns while they are yet tender will be prevented."

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  • The steam-engine first took the place of horses as a threshing power in 1803, but it was not until after 1850 that it was applied to the plough and cultivator.

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  • It spread rapidly over the country, affecting all domesticated animals except horses, and although seldom attended by fatal results, caused everywhere great alarm and loss.

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  • Under horses are embraced only unbroken horses and horses used solely for agriculture (including mares kept for breeding).

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  • In Great Britain in 1905, for every head of cattle there were about four head of sheep, whereas in Ireland the cattle outnumbered the sheep. Again, whilst Great Britain possessed only half as many cattle more than Table XiiI.-Numbers of Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Pigs in the United Kingdom in 1905.

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  • The society holds annual shows, publishes annually the Shire Horse Stud Book and offers'_gold and silver medals for competition amongst Shire horses at agricultural shows in different parts of the country.

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  • The winning stallions are distributed in districts throughout Great Britain, and the use of these selected sires has resulted in a decided improvement in the quality of half-bred horses.

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  • Glanders (including farcy) was the subject during the twentyfour years 1877-1900 of outbreaks in Great Britain ranging between a minimum of 518 in 1877 and a maximum of 1657 in 1892; in the former year 758 horses were attacked, and in the latter 3001.

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  • To these sums the value of horses alone contributed about three-fourths, Belgium taking more than half the number of exported horses.

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  • In 1887, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, a prize of 200 went to a compound portable agricultural engine, one of £loo to a simple portable agricultural engine, and lesser prizes to a weighing-machine for horses and cattle, a weighing-machine for sheep and pigs, potato-raisers and one-man-power cream separators.

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  • Accordingly, when a few days occur early in the season favourable to the working of the land, much of it can be got into a forward condition, whilst horses are set free for the lighter operations.

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  • The crops can then be sown in due time, which in wet years, and with the usual teams of horses kept on a farm, is not always practicable.

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  • Unlike the early horses, the later premolars are as complex as the molars; and although there is a well-marked gap between the canine and the premolars, there is only a very short one between the former and the incisors.

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  • In other respects the palaeotheres resemble the ancestral horses.

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  • The early bridges were inclined planes and could easily be crossed by horses.

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  • It was not till the city became more populous and when stone-stepped bridges were introduced that the use of horses died out.

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  • In 1392 a law put an end to riding in the Merceria, on account of the crowd, and all horses and mules were obliged to carry bells to warn foot-passengers.

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  • In the centre of this gallery stand the four colossal bronze horses which belonged to some Graeco-Roman triumphal quadriga, and were brought to Venice by the Doge Enrico Dandolo after the fall of Constantinople in 1204; they were carried off by Napoleon to Paris in 1797, and restored by Francis of Austria in 1815.

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  • The number of horses was 463,397 in 1850; 1,068,170 in 190o; and 977,000 in 1910.

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  • Large numbers of horses, cattle and' sheep are bred, the cattle being famous.

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  • An active trade is carried on with Austria, especially through the Isakovets and Gusyatin custom-houses, corn, cattle, horses, skins, wool, linseed and hemp seed being exported, in exchange for wooden wares, linen, woollen stuffs, cotton, glass and agricultural implements.

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  • Cattle-rearing is well developed, and the horses bred in Carinthia enjoy a good reputation.

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  • He has 200 bezants, along with a quantity of wheat, barley, lentils and oil; and in return he must march with four horses (Rey, Les Colonies franques en Syrie, p. 24).

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  • The chief exports are wheat, mealies, Kaffir corn, wool, mohair, horses and cattle.

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  • The weaving and bleaching of cloth, which is of less importance than formerly, the manufacture of vehicles, and tanning are carried on; there is a large trade in the horses of the district, and granite is worked in the neighbourhood.

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  • The adult stage, for example, has been found in the nasal passages of sheep, goats, horses and even of man, and the larval stage in the pleural and peritoneal cavities of dogs and cats.

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  • Forestry is greatly developed; the breed of sheep in the Carpathians is of an improved quality, and the horses bred in the plain of the Hanna are highly esteemed.

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  • Indian corn, flour, cattle, horses, mules and hides are exported to the neighbouring states.

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  • Cattle and horses are bred and wild deer are still found.

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  • Among the ruder or savage tribes they possess but one form; but the ingenuity of man has devised many inventions to increase his comforts; he has varied and multiplied the characters and kinds of domestic animals for the same purpose, and hence the various breeds of horses, cattle and dogs.

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  • The extensive meadows supply pasturage for a large number of cattle and sheep, and the horses raised in the Perche have a wide reputation as draught animals.

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  • The appearance of the prairie section of the province is that of undulating meadows, with rounded sloping ridges covered with shorter grasses, which serve for the support of great herds of cattle and horses.

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  • Cattle, horses and sheep are largely reared in the southern prairie region on ranches or smaller holdings.

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  • Dio Chrysostom, Plutarch's contemporary, declares that neither Homer nor Hesiod sang of the chariot and horses of Zeus so worthily as Zoroaster, of whom the Persians tell that, out of love to wisdom and righteousness, he withdrew himself from men, and lived in solitude upon a mountain.

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  • It is the centre of a thriving agricultural district and has a considerahle trade in wool, grain, cattle and horses with Basutoland, Pondoland and the neighbouring regions of Natal.

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  • Horses, asses, cows, deer, sheep, goats, swine, cats and dogs were introduced by the early Spaniards.

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  • It has been authoritatively estimated, for example, that from 90 to 95% of all horses, neat cattle and hogs in the entire island were lost in the war years of 1895-1898.

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  • The last two had a pernicious effect on Cuba, draining it of horses, money and of men.

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  • They live chiefly by pasturage - rearing camels, of which their chief agricultural stock consists, and horses of a fine breed, which fetch good prices.

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  • Oxen, sheep, horses and other live-stock introduced from Europe thrive well, but little attention is paid to stock-rearing.

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  • On war footing the strength of a squadron of cavalry is 6 officers, 100 men, 80 horses (Ertogrul-140 men, 135 horses).

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  • The total war strength of the cavalry is 54 regiments (210 squadrons); 1580 officers, 26,800 men, 21,900 horses.

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  • On war-footing each field battery has 4 officers, 100-120 N.C. officers and men, 100-125 horses and draught animals, 3-9 ammunition wagons; each horse battery, 4 officers, 120 N.C. officers and men, 100 horses, &c., 3 ammunition wagons; each mountain battery, 3 officers, 100 N.C. officers and men, 87 horses, &c.; each howitzer battery, 4 officers, 120 N.C. officers and men, Poo horses, &c., 3 ammunition wagons.

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  • Marmont and Davout were deficient in horses for cavalry and artillery, and the troops in Boulogne, having been drawn together for the invasion of England, had hardly any transport at all, as it was considered this want could be readily supplied on landing.

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  • The strength of the army lay in its infantry, for both cavalry and artillery were short of horses, and the latter had not yet acquired mobility and skill in manoeuvring.

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  • Murat boasted that he had ioo,000 men behind him, and on his return Massenbach implored his chief to submit to an unconditional surrender, advice which the prince accepted, though as a fact Murat's horses were completely exhausted and he had no infantry whatever within call.

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  • In cavalry they were weak, for the Russian does not take kindly to equitation and the horses were not equal to the accepted European standard of weight, while the Cossack was only formidable to stragglers and wounded.

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  • Scarcely leaving his troops time to restore their worn-out footgear, or for the cavalry to replace their jaded horses from captured Prussian resources, he set Davout in motion towards Warsaw on the 2nd of November, and the remainder of the army followed in successive echelons as rapidly as they could be despatched.

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  • The cavalry, moving well in advance, dispersed the Prussian depots and captured their horses, as far as the line of the Vistula, where at last they encountered organized resistance from the outposts of Lestocq's little corps of 15,000 men - all that was left of Frederick the Great's army.

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  • The crops being still green, and nothing else available as forage for the horses, an epidemic of colic broke out amongst them, and in ten days the mounted arms had lost upwards of one-third of their strength; men died of sunstroke in numbers, and serious straggling began.

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  • With horses only just recovering from an epidemic, they proved quite unequal to the task of catching the Cossacks, who swarmed round them in every direction, never accepting an engagement but compelling a constant watchfulness for which nothing in their previous experience had sufficiently prepared the French.

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  • The characteristic craft for local service in the immediate environment of Bagdad is the kufa, a circular boat of basket-work covered with bitumen, often of a size sufficient to carry five or six horses and a dozen men.

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  • Three or four days' journey east and southeast of Besha are the encampments of the Bani Kahtan, one of the most ancient tribes of Arabia; their pastures extend into the adjoining district of Nejd, where they breed camels in large numbers, as well as a few horses.

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  • They kept horses (though in small numbers), sheep and goats, but no traces of their rearing horned cattle have yet been found.

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  • A considerable trade is carried on in the export of horses, buffaloes, goats, dinding (dried flesh), skins, birds' nests, wax, rice, katyang, sappanwood, &c. Sumbawa entered into treaty relations with the Dutch East India Company in 1674.

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  • Polymitarcys virgo, which, though not found in England, occurs in many parts of Europe (and is common at Paris), emerges from the water soon after sunset, and continues for several hours in such myriads as to resemble snow showers, putting out lights, and causing inconvenience to man, and annoyance to horses by entering their nostrils.

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  • His army was in serious distress; he was in want of food and supplies; most of his horses were dead, and his men were deserting.

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  • More dreaded than the frosts are the terrible burans or snowstorms, which occur in early spring and destroy thousands of horses and cattle that have been grazing on the steppes throughout the winter.

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  • Athena was said to have invented the plough, and to have taught men to tame horses and yoke oxen.

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  • The real cause of complaint against him was no doubt his patrician haughtiness and his triumphal entry into Rome in a chariot drawn by white horses.

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  • The Turkomans possess a famous breed of horses and keep camels, sheep, cattle, asses and mules.

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  • In the 18th century Ashby was celebrated as one of the best markets for horses in England, and had besides prosperous factories for woollen and cotton stockings and for hats.

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  • A sum of money (aes equestre) was given to each eques for the purchase of two horses (one for himself and one for his groom), and a further sum for their keep (aes hordearium); hence the name equites equo publico.

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  • As the demands upon the services of the cavalry increased, it was decided to supplement the regulars by the enrolment of wealthy citizens who kept horses of their own.

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  • Those whose physique and character were satisfactory, and who had taken care of their horses and equipments, were bidden to lead their horse on (traducere equum), those who failed to pass the scrutiny were ordered to sell it, in token of their expulsion from the corps.

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  • In 1920 there were 238,736 horses, 730,421 cattle, 934,084 sheep and 457,052 pigs, against 297,- 645 horses, 940,319 cattle, 1,100,481 sheep and 538,920 pigs in 1913.

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  • The city is situated in the blue grass region of Missouri, and is a shippingpoint for horses and mules.

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  • Horses are used to some extent for riding, but very little for carriage and draught purposes, consequently there has been no great incentive for their breeding.

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  • At the close of the 16th century these were replaced by races with mounted buffaloes, and since 1650 by (ridden) horses.

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  • In 1908 Europeans were returned as owning 32,000 horses, 220,000 horned cattle, 765,000 sheep, 68,000 goats, 25,000 pigs, 960 ostriches and 384,000 poultry.

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  • The principal occupation of the Mongols is cattle-breeding, and Russian writers estimate that on an average each yurta, or family, has about 50 sheep, 25 horses, 15 horned cattle and io camels.

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  • In 1905 it had 2224 horses, including 27 stallions and 422 blood mares.

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  • The next most important stud is at Kisber (founded 1853), with 731 horses; others are at Babolna (founded 1798), with 802 horses, and Fogaras (founded 1874), with 400 horses.'

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  • Large numbers of horses are exported annually, principally to Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Rumania.

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  • Owing to its wide stretches of pasture-land Hungary is admirably suited for cattle-raising, and in the government " economies " the same care has been bestowed on improving the breed of horned beasts as in the case of horses.

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  • The exports, which show plainly the prevailing agricultural character of the country, are flour, wheat, cattle, beef, barley, pigs, wine in barrels, horses and maize.

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  • Thus he is director of the sun's horses; he is guardian of soma, the sacred liquor, and therefore is regarded as the heavenly physician, soma being a panacea.

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  • The Scyths lived upon the produce of their herds of cattle and horses, their main food being the flesh of the latter, either cooked in a cauldron or made into a kind of haggis, and the milk of mares from which they made cheese and kumiss (a fermented drink resembling buttermilk).

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  • Their horses had severe bits, and were adorned with nose pieces, cheek pieces and saddle cloths.

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  • Then one of the king's concubines and his cup-bearer, cook, groom, messenger and horses were strangled and laid by him, and round about offerings of all his goods and cups of gold - no silver or bronze.

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  • A year later they strangled fifty youths of the dead man's servants (all Scyths born) and fifty of the best horses, stuffed them and mounted them in a circle about the tomb.

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  • To the west of the main shaft were three square pits with horses and their harness, and by them two pits with men's skeletons.

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  • East of the Maeotis on the Kuban we have many barrows; the most interesting are the groups called the Seven Brothers, and those of Karagodeuashkh, Kostromskaya, Ul and Kelermes, the latter remarkable for objects of Assyrian style, the others for the enormous slaughter of horses; on the Ul were four hundred in one grave.

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  • The banken veld is also unsuited in summer for horses and sheep, though cattle thrive.

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  • Next in value came wool (£226,000), horses and mules (£110,000), skins, hides and horns (£106,000), tobacco (£89,000), tin, coal, copper and lead.

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  • This was deflected by Kitchener westward to follow up the Boer rearguard, and after some delay the remainder of the infantry, at first fronting northwards, swerved westward likewise, while French from Kimberley, with such of his men as he could mount on serviceable horses, headed off Cronje in the north-west.

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  • Even so oxen, lions and horses, if they had hands wherewith to grave images, would fashion gods after their own shapes and make them bodies like to their own.

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  • It carries on a flourishing trade, especially in fruit, and is an important market for horses and cattle.

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  • The chief manufactures are wooden shoes and umbrellas, and there is trade in cheese and in the cattle and horses reared in the neighbourhood.

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  • This change is due to the decline of horseand cattle-rearing in the llanos, partly in consequence of political disturbances and partly of a murrain which broke out in 1843 among horses, mules and asses.

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  • In colonial times the llanos were covered with immense herds of cattle and horses and were inhabited by a race of hardy, expert horsemen, the llaneros.

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  • The Austrian cavalry, on weak and emaciated horses, could not gallop at speed up the heavy slopes (2 1 ?), and the artillery of both Prussian wings practically broke every attempt of the infantry to form for attack.

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  • They were distinguished by their mode of hunting, climbing a tree to survey their game, and then pursuing it with trained horses and dogs.

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  • A market for horses and cattle existed here at least as early as the time of Henry II.

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  • After the marriage at Canterbury of the king with Eleanor of Provence the royal personages came to London, and were met by the mayor, aldermen and principal citizens to the number of 360, sumptuously apparelled in silken robes embroidered, riding upon stately horses.

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  • Temesvar is the most important centre of commerce and industry of south Hungary, and carries on a brisk trade in grain, flour, spirits and horses.

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  • The Highway Act of 1835 specified as offences for which the driver of a carriage on the public highway might be punished by a fine, in addition to any civil action that might be brought against him - riding upon the cart, or upon any horse drawing it, and not having some other person to guide it, unless there be some person driving it; negligence causing damage to person or goods being conveyed on the highway; quitting his cart, or leaving control of the horses, or leaving the cart so as to be an obstruction on the highway; not having the owner's name painted up; refusing to give the same; and not keeping on the left or near side of the road, when meeting any other carriage or horse.

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  • In general horses and carriages used in agricultural work were free from toll.

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  • Great attention is given to the rearing of horses and mules, and the royal stud used to be remarkable for the beauty of its cream-coloured breed.

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  • Many horses, cattle and sheep have been imported, and the meat-preserving industry is prosecuted.

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  • It may also be adjusted to suit the height of the horses used.

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  • His narrative thus, while containing much of general interest on the climate and on the animal life of northern Arabia, its horses and camels in particular, adds little to those of his predecessors as regards topographical detail.

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  • In Nejd the number of horses is, comparatively speaking, very small; the want of water in the Nafud where alone forage is obtainable, and the absence of forage in the neighbourhood of the towns makes horse-breeding on a large scale impracticable there.

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  • Horses are in fact only kept by the principal sheiks, and by far the larger proportion of those now in Nejd are the property of the amir and his family.

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  • The great majority of the horses that come into the market as Arabs, are bred in the northern desert and in Mesopotamia, by the various sections of the Aneza and Shammar tribes, who emigrated from Nejd generations ago, taking with them the original Nejd stock.

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  • In size and appearance, and in everything but endurance, these northern horses are admittedly superior to the true Nejdi.

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  • The amir Mahommed Ibn Rashid used to send down about one hundred young horses yearly.

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  • The divine chariots and horses that make the round of the world by Yahweh's orders return to the heavenly palace and report that there is still no movement among the nations, no sign of the Messianic crisis.

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  • All in Jerusalem is holy down to the bells on the horses and the cooking-pots.

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  • Another common type is one man leading two horses or brandishing a sword or a bow.

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  • The principal exports are olive oil, wheat, esparto grass, barley, sponges, dates, fish (especially tunny), hides, horses, wool, phosphates, copper, zinc and lead.

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  • The woods of algarrobo are used for pasture, cattle and horses enjoying the pendulous yellow pods.

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  • Horses are reared only to a limited extent, although there is a demand for them for military purposes.

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  • Other products are rice, corn, copra, cacao, sugar, cattle and horses.

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  • Horses do not live, and all wheeled traffic is done by manual labour - hammocks and sedan-chairs are the customary means of locomotion.

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  • In the rejuvenescence of the nation the old stays of that oppressive kingship which began with Solomon, the strongholds, the fortified cities, the chariots and horses so foreign to the life of ancient Israel, are no more known; they disappear together with the divinations, the soothsayers, the idols, the mazzebah and asherah of the high places.

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  • Its principal imports are cotton and woollen goods, yarn, metals, sugar, coffee, tea, spices, cashmere shawls, &c., and its principal exports opium, wool, carpets, horses, grain, dyes and gums, tobacco, rosewater, &c. The importance of Bushire has much increased since about 1862.

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  • The principal industries are flax, sugar, tobacco and machinery, and there is a trade in cattle and horses.

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  • Sosens monkeys and badgers constitute the one possible exception, but the horses, oxen, deer, tigers, dogs, bears, foxes and even cats of the best Japanese artists were ill drawn and badly modelled.

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  • Regulations were now stricti enforced, fixing the number of horses and carriers available at eac station, the loads to be carried by them and their charges, as well as the transport services that each feudal chief was entitled to demand and the fees he had to pay in return.

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  • It was necessary to have recourse to packmen, packhorses or baggage-carts drawn by men or horses.

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  • In the cities and towns horses used as beasts of burden are now shod with iron, but in rural or mountainous, districts straw shoes are substituted, a device which enables the animals to traverse rocky or precipitous roads with safety.

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  • A good race of horses is bred in the valley of the Enns, while poultry-rearing and bee-keeping are carried on in the south.

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  • The town has two interesting museums. Emden is the seat of an active trade in agricultural produce and live-stock, horses, timber, coal, tea and wine.

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  • The pay of his rank was small, and his appointment on the quartermaster-general's staff made it necessary to keep two horses, so that he had to write mathematical school-books in his spare time to eke out his resources.

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  • It is hunted by the Arabs for its flesh and to test the speed of their horses and greyhounds; it is during these hunting parties that the young are captured for menagerie purposes.

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  • Parkman had become an adept in woodcraft and a dead shot with the rifle, and could do such things with horses, tame or wild, as civilized people never see done except in a circus.

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  • The principal trade is in horses, corn and other agricultural produce, and spirits.

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  • The momentary result was a wild panic, especially among the horses; but this panic gave the alarm to the infantry all along the road, and these (Frossard's 2nd Corps) at once stood to arms and moved forward, deployed for attack - one division to the west, another division, from Rezonville, to the south.

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  • He gave no objective, and when the brigadier pointed out that the enemy was still beyond the striking radius of his horses, Frossard reiterated the order, which was obeyed to the letter.

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  • The Prussians, having seen the cavalry whilst yet at a distance, ceased firing, formed their skirmishers into groups, and the closed supports standing in deployed lines, two deep, shattered the cavalry with volleys and file-firing, as with blown and exhausted horses they endeavoured to close with their adversaries.

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  • This distance was covered at the fullest extended speed of the horses, and reaching the infantry they swept over them "like hounds over a fence" - in the words of an eyewitness.

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  • But it was beaten off with the utmost ease by the investing troops, who were well fed and cared for; and as by this time even the gun-teams had followed the cavalry horses to the slaughter-house, the French army as an army - i.e.

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  • The cold during the night of the 29th of January was most severe; and early in the morning of the 30th the Swedish king gave the order to start, the horsemen dismounting where the ice was weakest, and cautiously leading their horses as far apart as possible, when they swung into their saddles again, closed their ranks and made a dash for the shore.

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  • On the night of the 5th of February the transit began, the cavalry leading the way through the snow-covered ice, which quickly thawed beneath the horses' hoofs so that the infantry which followed after had to wade through half an ell of sludge, fearing every moment lest the rotting ice should break beneath their feet.

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  • He devoted himself to colonizing his extensive lands, and is said to have been the first to introduce sheep and blood horses into the province.

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  • The chief industries are weaving, spinning, dyeing, brewing and milling; there is also a trade in horses and cattle.

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  • The department contains a comparatively large extent of pasturage, which has given rise to a considerable trade in horses, cattle, sheep and wool for the northern markets.

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  • In the number of horses the state ranked third in 1900, with 1,174,003 head - excluding colts - and in 1910 with 1,369,000 head.

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  • The superior qualities of the soil, together with the usually warm and moist months of spring and summer, make Iowa one of the foremost states of the Union in agriculture and stock-raising, especially in the production of Indian corn, oats, hay and eggs, and in the raising of hogs, horses, dairy cows and poultry.

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  • When the home government sent over General Edward Braddock with two regiments of British troops, Franklin undertook to secure the requisite number of horses and waggons for the march against Ft.

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  • The commerce consists principally in wine, hides, horses, coal, wood and cereals.

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  • The exports consist chiefly of cereals, cattle, horses, sheep, wine, fish and hides.

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  • The royal carriage was struck by several revolver and rifle bullets, the horses wounded, but its occupants escaped unhurt.

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  • The king himself commanded the right wing, which had to wait until small bodies of infantry detached for the purpose had driven in the Imperialist skirmish line, and had then to cross a ditch leading the horses.

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  • The breeds of buffaloes and horses in this state are highly esteemed.

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  • An apocalyptic pamphlet of 1508 shows on its cover the Church upside down, with the peasant performing the services, while the priest guides the plough outside and a monk drives the horses.

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  • The principal exports are cereals and flour, cattle, horses, hemp, flax, timber, sugar and oilcake.

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  • At first the rolls were driven by workmen by means of cranks, but later they were worked by horses, mules or water-power.

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  • As patron of maritime adventure (i yee 6vtos) he struggles with Nereus and Triton, slays Eryx and Busiris, and perhaps captures the wild horses and oxen, which may stand for pirates.

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  • They breed horses, cattle and sheep, but suffer heavy losses from murrain.

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  • Horses increased from 447,014 in 1850 to 717,000 in 1910.

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  • Personal property consisting of necessary household furniture, working tools and team of horses, professional instruments and a library, not exceeding $250 in value, besides the necessary food for the team for ninety days, provisions for the family, wearing apparel, wages or other income not exceeding $12 a week, and several other things, when owned by a householder or person providing for a family, are also exempt from seizure for debt, unless the debt be for purchase money or for services performed in the family by a domestic.

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  • The assault on Thebes was disastrous for the Seven; and Amphiaraus, pursued by Periclymenus, would have been slain with his spear, had not Zeus with a thunderbolt opened a chasm into which the seer, with his chariot, horses and charioteer, disappeared.

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  • The valley and delta of the Vistula are very fertile, and produce good crops of wheat and pasturage for horses, cattle and sheep. Besides cereals, the chief crops are potatoes, hay, tobacco, garden produce, fruit and sugar-beet.

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  • Cavalry horses (especially at the government stud farm of Marienwerder) and merino sheep are reared.

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  • Similarly Sargon (715 B.C.) in his Annals mentions the tribute of Shamsi, queen of Arabia, and of Itamara of the land of Saba' - gold and fragrant spices, horses and camels.

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  • Sheep numbered over 5,000,000 in 1910, cattle over 600,000, horses over 100,000, goats (chiefly owned by natives) over 1,000,000.

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  • The eastern and south-eastern districts have the greatest amount of stock per square mile, Ficksburg leading in cattle, horses and mules.

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  • A government Department of Agriculture, created in 1904, affords help to the farmers in various ways, notably in combatting insect plagues, in experimental farms, and in improving the breed of horses, sheep and cattle.

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  • Its chief exports are diamonds, live stock (cattle, horses and mules, sheep and goats), wool, mohair, coal, wheat and eggs.

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  • The east is devoted chiefly to stock raising; for cattle, horses and sheep thrive well on the bunch grass except when it is covered with snow.

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