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fattening

The thickening of paint in a partially filled can after standing for a period of time.
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A man who received forty cents a bushel for wheat was satisfied; corn sold at twenty-eight cents, and the hogs it fattened in proportion.
Simpson speedily bartered with a man "over Wareham way," and got in exchange for it an old horse which his owner did not need, as he was leaving town to visit his daughter for a year, Simpson fattened the aged animal, keeping him for several weeks (at early morning or after nightfall) in one neighbor's pasture after another, and then exchanged him with a Milltown man for a top buggy.
The striking points of his face were effaced; he had still a nose, but his cheeks, fattened out, each took a portion of it unto themselves; his chin had joined his throat; his eyes were swelled up with the puffiness of his cheeks; his hair, cut straight in holy guise, covered his forehead as far as his eyebrows.
A swine of God fattened upon the sweat of such poor honest devils as we, and a young shoat who, by his looks, must have pieces of gold in his belt.
His hatred of Nicholas had been fed upon his own defeat, nourished on his interference with his schemes, fattened upon his old defiance and success.
The curse of St Withold upon these infernal porkers!'' said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
Dr Md Siddiqur Rahman, professor of medicine department of veterinary science at Bangladesh Agriculture University (BAU), told the media that some people are using steroids and hormones to fatten cattle.
Regimes can fatten then sacrifice children of patronage when they deflate the incumbent's vanity.
The FDA-approved hormones used to fatten up livestock (without having to feed them additional food) include recombinant bovine growth hormone, estrogen, testosterone and progesterone.
MILLIONS of babies could be at risk of obesity in later life as mums have been wrongly told to fatten them up.
He doesn't really have the facilities to fatten the animals and relies on selling them to lowland farmers, who will finish the animals for the primestock market.
Students tracked and analyzed the expedition progress while scientists answered thoughtful questions from students and sent pictures of colorful flora, fauna and fish, videos and science articles to fatten their coral reef knowledge.