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1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle. The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. (Gray)

herd is distinguished from flock, as being chiefly applied to the larger animals. A number of cattle, when driven to market, is called a drove.

2. A crowd of low people; a rabble. But far more numerous was the herd of such who think too little and who talk too much. (Dryden) You can never interest the common herd in the abstract question.

(Science: botany) (Coleridge) herds grass, one of several species of grass, highly esteemed for hay. See grass.

Origin: oe. Herd, heord, as. Heord; akin to OHG. Herta,G. Herde, Icel. Hjor, Sw. Hjord, dan. Hiord, goth. Hairda; cf. Skr. Cardha troop, host.

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Animal Genetics, word problems

I'm stuck on a homework problem and can't find anywhere to help me with setting it up.. In a herd of 200 cows, 140 are black and 60 are red. What is the probability of a black cow??

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by Cathy1988
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Animal Genetics, word problems
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Method preventing illnesses in the progeny

... consider natural occurrence in the same country of a spongy encephalopathy, i.e. furiousness at the cows, in the World patients with leukemia of herd and destroyed owing to flu very much a plenty of birds which also are intended for a food of people not without damage to their health. “Euro news” ...

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by valentindolzhenko
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Method preventing illnesses in the progeny
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... if you guys narrowed the quarry down a bit - like, to PZ Myers and RIchard Dawkins; 2 clamouring extremists of the Neo-Darwinian-Athiest Demagogue herd. That could work.

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Evolution
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two different color eyes

hello fellow Waardenburg Syndromers there is four of us with a blue and brown eye in my family has anyone herd of anything like that ?????????

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by rhona
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: what determines small-group-animal size?

... the size of the group never expands to fill a larger territory than it can defend against the other similarly size groups. We are not discussing herd animals but small group animals.

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by charles brough
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what determines small-group-animal size?
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