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goat

(gōt)
n.
1. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard especially in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
2. Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.

goat′ish adj.
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'It seems difficult for me to find a billy goat within my buying capacity.'
"Two hours later the Billy goat had drunk six pints of beer and munched 60 cigarettes.
Billy Goat was founded in 1969 and is based in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
The current study (12) examined Cubs fans' beliefs in the still-active Curse of the Billy Goat. In particular, this research addressed the possibility that sports curses serve a mood-enhancing function.
As the principal writer for the Billy Goat publications, Lockwood sometimes adopted a folksy style:
To mark the unusual occasion, the fluffy billy goats will be called Emile and Bertie after their namesakes.
Gary will be leading story telling sessions for the under-fives from 10.30am and 11am where children can enjoy interactive versions of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man.
A recent focus on "sports curses" coupled with the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Cubs' last world championship opens the door for Gil Bogen's The Billy Goat Curse: Losing and Superstition in Cubs Baseball Since World War II.
There's this tree called the Billy Goat plum - the fruit is quite nice."
According to rescue officials, soon after the woman accepted the marriage proposal during an outing along the rugged Billy Goat Trail in Maryland, she slipped and fell about 10 feet down a rock face and had to be rescued by helicopter.
A member of the public found the billy goat, which has been named Branston, on the towpath near Holly Lane in Smethwick on Sunday, May 3.
The PR550 from Billy Goat Industries features a Honda or Briggs motor and a free swinging, heat-treated, tempered flail blade reel.