broken mouth

broken mouth

the dentition in a sheep when some of the incisors have been lost or badly worn and irregular so that they are unlikely to be able to graze effectively. Caused usually by old age and hard grazing conditions.
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Broken mouth Welsh ewes and good under to PS50 from G Williams.
He went on to quote a Pakistani saying: "A broken mouth is better than a sewn mouth".
In "Teaching World War I Poetry--Comparatively," Margot Norris connects Charles Sorley's poem "When you see millions of the mouthless dead" to an uncanny phenomenon in World War I poetry: "Sorley's poem is one of a number of poems that invoke the figure of mouthlessness, or the broken mouth or broken teeth, as a trope for the difficulty or inability of soldiers to articulate their experiences" (144-5).
Since then he has released the single A Natural Flair and the EP Broken Mouth Blues, which has been well-received by the national music Press.
Barefoot, he carries a broken mouth harp in back pocket.
Broken mouth Suffolks to PS61 and half breds to PS63 from J Griffiths.
Butcher's Lambs sold on par with the daily national average, while broken mouth ewes and cull ewes sold surprisingly stronger than the national daily trend, with fresh buyers bidding strongly.
Breeding Sheep: Couples (107) to pounds 144 (4 year old ewes with twins); Broken mouth ewes with singles to pounds 128; Broken mouth ewes with twins to pounds 122.
Store Sheep: In-lamb, broken mouth Lleyn x ewes (20) to pounds 68.
Store Sheep (588): Breeding Ewes (98) to pounds 86; Full and broken mouth Scotch ewes to pounds 49.
Mule yearlings to pounds 97; Suffolk cross yearlings to pounds 96; Texel cross yearlings to pounds 72; 3 year old Welsh x Texel ewes to pounds 49; broken mouth ewes to pounds 47.
Those that have previously prolapsed should also be considered as the condition is likely to recur, along with those with broken mouths or poor teeth.