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see cattlecattle,
name for the ruminant mammals of the genus Bos, and particularly those of the domesticated species, Bos taurus and B. indica. The term oxen, broadly used, refers also to closely related animals, such as the buffalo and the bison.
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business of producing, processing, and distributing milk and milk products. Ninety percent of the world's milk is obtained from cows; the remainder comes from goats, buffaloes, sheep, reindeer, yaks, and other ruminants.
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a female horned bovine animal which has calved. A female that has not yet calved is called a heifer. Cows are used to reproduce cattle herds and to produce milk and meat. The term “cow” is sometimes applied to the females of some other large even-toed ungulate species, such as deer and moose.

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What does it mean when you dream about a cow?

The appearance of a cow in a dream may indicate passive, docile, or fertile aspects. It may also indicate nourishment and fulfillment if the cows are waiting to be milked. To dream of contentedly grazing cows usually signifies prosperity and happiness.

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A domestic bovine of any sex or age.
(vertebrate zoology)
A mature female cattle of the genus Bos.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. the mature female of any species of cattle, esp domesticated cattle
2. the mature female of various other mammals, such as the elephant, whale, and seal
3. any domestic species of cattle
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(Controlled Access Unit) An intelligent hub from IBM for Token Ring networks. Failed nodes are identified by the hub and reported via IBM's LAN Network Manager software.


A file system feature that makes modifications to separate copies of data when updating is required. Data being read are shared by pointers to one master set. However, when changes are made by one of the applications or users, a copy of the data is made, and the copy is updated. Eventually, the copy is written to the master set. Copy-on-write (COW) is used when data can be slightly out-of-date for a short period of time. See file system and Btrfs.
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In our dreams, this simple domestic animal can represent a variety of very important and deeply felt issues. In some cultures the cow is a sacred symbol, representing divine qualities of fertility, nourishment and motherhood. Consider the details in your dream and make attempts to identify the individual, (it could be you), to whom the symbolism applies. Additional characteristics to consider when interpreting a dream with cows as one of the primary symbols are passivity, docility, and general contentment with life. The cow is mostly a positive dream symbol, and superstition-based dream interpretations say that grazing cows are symbols of prosperity, contentment, and happiness.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The Philippine National Police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation, and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law," Kine said.
'The Philippine National Police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law,' Kine said.
"Human Rights Watch joins a growing list of institutions and people, including United Nations officials, targeted for harassment and intimidation for demanding accountability for abuses linked to the drug war," Kine said, citing the jailing of opposition Sen.
In reaction to this, Kine said, "Secretary Aguirre's perverse endorsement of extrajudicial violence as crime control suggests that Danica Mae is unlikely to be the last child victim."
"Pakistan's government should protect Afghan refugees from vindictive reprisals linked to cross-border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan," Kine said.
The Kine was a tiny 72cc scooter and was launched back in 2006, when the company was under Kinetic's ownership.
"Afghan officials, warlords and insurgents have threatened, assaulted and killed dozens of journalists since 2002 without any fear of prosecution," said HRW's deputy Asia director Phelim Kine.
Zara, the daughter of Benedict, Archmage of Asphodel, is a member of an elite group who believe that magic holds supreme and who are prepared to enslave and oppress those who are non-members, known as the kine. Zara has seen her slave and best friend, Swift, murdered for the sin of literacy and she finds herself increasingly at odds with both her fellow mages and her cold and remote father.
Phelim Kine, HRW deputy director for Asia, said: "The police and court have responded to a horrific crime with a botched trial that makes a mockery of justice for both victims and defendants.
509 Da Kine, 19 Gun Club Road, Suite A, Brewster; marijuana producer license approved July 29.
"The Taliban prohibition on mobile polio vaccination teams puts children at risk, and jeopardizes a global eradication campaign, of a disease that has crippled and killed millions of people," said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
According to Phelim Kine, HRW deputy Asia director, 12 journalists were killed last year, bringing the number of Filipino journalists and media workers killed since President Aquino assumed office in 2010 to 26.