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cud

partially digested food regurgitated from the first stomach of cattle and other ruminants to the mouth for a second chewing
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Building work on a large industrial park (whose former residents had chewed the cud for hundreds of years) had begun and permission had just been granted on a shopping mall to include Tesco's and parking for 500 cars.
Some players reveal more than others in "Directors on Directors," a Stateside follow-up to Milan pay web Telepiu's 1986 series "Director Portraits," in which young Italo helmers sat down with veterans and chewed the cud.