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withers

(wĭth′ərz)
pl.n.
The high part of the back of a horse or other quadruped, located between the shoulder blades.

withers

the region over the backline where the neck joins the thorax and where the dorsal margins of the scapulae lie just below the skin.

fistulous withers
see fistulous withers.
high withers low pelvis
see hyena disease.
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The average measurements obtained for the four traits studied (Body weight Height at Wither Body Length and Heart girth) are summarized in Table-1.
In this age group the height at wither and heart girth and the body length were proved to be causing much variation in live weight of female goats.
After obtaining the estimates for the full set, the files were re-edited and data on weight or height at withers were separated at intervals of 40 days of age, overlapping every 20 days, according to the following age groups: 260-300 days, 280-320 days, 300-340 days, and so on, up to 740-780 days, producing 25 files (Table 1).
Now Wither, 34, is determined to give the tour his best shot this year - and hopes to follow Hamilton's example if he can book his place at St Andrews as part of the 156-man Open field.
Jane Withers, the company's founder and presdident) has been in the used hubcap business since 1982.
The period in which Wither published the greatest number of works without an authorial name, and when most problems of attribution arise, was the tumultuous epoch of the English Revolution.
Withers spoke to the audience on Baba Day regarding the life work of her father who passed away on October 15, 2007.
Prosecutors said expectant dad Withers wanted to turn left but he was in the right-hand lane so he cut across the path of the driver on his left to exit the roundabout.
According to Withers, Mauritius's value as a finan- cial hub is also based on the country's strong credit rating, an open economy without foreign exchange controls, its reliable infrastructure, and its bilingual labour force.
And an hour later a family row broke out which ended in Withers repeatedly knifing her partner, 45-year old courier Jason Capper, in the back and neck.
Wilson restored his side's lead with a pair of penalties but the home side hit-back once again - this time through centre Darren Humphries who powered over the try-line before Withers notched the extras to give Bargoed a 14-9 lead at the break.
But the hosts responded in devastating style after gaining good field position with a penalty of their own which allowed Morgan to crash over after several phases for the game's first try - which Sam Withers converted.