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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Then come the broken mouth ewes, in lamb to a Charollais, with twins lambed indoors and the singles out.
The guy with the broken mouth baptized me once inside a Pentecostal
Broken mouth ewes topped at PS88 for Texel crosses from the same home.
A longitudinal study of the cultivable subgingival anaerobic bacteria isolated from sheep during the development of broken mouth periodontitis.
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.
He can't write because of his agonizing shoulder, and he can't speak because of his broken mouth.
Then we lamb the broken mouth ewes, in lamb to a Charollais.
Broken mouth Welsh ewes and good under to PS50 from G Williams.
Broken mouth Suffolks to PS61 and half breds to PS63 from J Griffiths.