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a small breed of red or black beef cattle, originally from Ireland


(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Dexter (from a Latin term meaning “right”) refers to one of the many ways of classifying astrological aspects. The antonym is sinister (meaning “left,” not “evil”). A dexter aspect occurs when a faster-moving planet makes an aspect with a slower-moving planet that is located clockwise from it (to the “right”) in the zodiac. While astrologers from Ptolemy onward have regarded dexter and sinister aspects as having somewhat different influences, the differences are comparatively minor. In most general natal chart readings, this distinction is ignored.

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Dexter emerges from a host of literary and cultural influences.
The politics of Dexter and the ethical contradictions and ambiguities of 'the code' are discussed in section four.
The book does not aim to provide a final summation of Dexter, however.
Dexter gathered the best of the cattle from the Irish countryside, I wonder if he suspected that the resulting herd would become a breed and named after him?
Dexter was choosing his cattle from descendants of the Celtic cattle, which had ranged over the island country for millenniums.
Dexter cows can calve up to 16-18 years of age, with calves weighing about 45 pounds at birth.
Dexters are a hardy breed that performs well in a variety of climates.
Some Dexters have lived to more than 20, and many continue to calve for more than 15 years.
Although they are predominantly black, Dexters also come in dun and red.
It is thought the labour may have been induced because Dexter was a fortnight overdue.
It is understood the couple, frequently dubbed Wales' Posh 'n' Becks, are keeping baby Dexter under wraps to preserve a big-money deal with a glossy magazine for the exclusive rights to the first pictures.
Crime writer Dexter, 78, created one of television's most memorable characters, Inspector Morse.