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bull

Drug slang
noun A regional term for a narcotics agent or police officer.
 
Vox populi
adjective Colloquial term for a falsehood or flagrant exaggeration.

noun A slang term for a masculine lesbian.

bull

1. a male bovine animal of breeding age, usually over one year of age. Until recent times the use classification for such an animal would be breeding. The present acceptance of bull beef by consumers adds this use to what was previously a limited range of life styles. See also breeder bull. See Table 20.
2. adult male of most wild ruminants except for small deer in which the male is called buck. Includes wapiti, moose, elk, reindeer.
3. adult male cetaceans and pinnipeds. See Table 20.

bull battery
rarely used term for the total serving capacity of the bulls in a herd. Is the number of bulls multiplied by the length of the breeding season.
bull beef
from entire males instead of the fatter steer or bullock.
bull calf
male young entire bovine animal up to stage of yearling.
catch-up bull
in dairy herds that use artificial insemination (AI), one that is run with cows in mid-lactation to breed those cattle that have not held to AI or that have early embryonic death.
bull-cow ratio
usually refers to paddock mating of beef cattle and reflects the desire of the farmer to achieve high fertility and over what period the breeding program can be allowed to continue. The proportion of bulls needed will also depend on their age, testicular size and serving capacity.
bull leader
a pole about 6 ft (2 m) long with a spring clip on the end to snare the bull's nose ring. Enables the handler to keep the bull moving forward without any risk that the bull can come too close.
proven bull
one whose progeny have achieved the production target set as desirable by the registering breed authority.
bull rotation
changing the bull out of a group of cows and replacing him with a different bull at short intervals. The objective is to ensure a high mating rate or to mark the calves by using a bull of a different breed.
bull test station
an establishment run by government or cooperative farmer organization which houses young bulls and measures rate of body weight gain under standard conditions of feeding and housing. A good rate of gain under these conditions does not guarantee a similar performance at pasture.
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They were all hairy-faced bulls but one," he said, "and that one was a she, lighter in color even than this stranger," and he chucked a thumb at Tarzan.
The doctor halted at the sight that met his eyes--the prostrate form of the girl and the man battling with three huge bulls.
You have seen it," said Maria Valenzuela to John Harned, as they fastened the mules to the dead bull and dragged it out.
It was well," said one, "that Dawra granted us the Bull willingly, otherwise we had taken it by force.
It was from Akut--a sudden, low growl, no louder than those he had been giving vent to the while he pranced about the dead bull, nor half so loud in fact; but of a timbre that bore straight to the perceptive faculties of the jungle beast ingrained in Korak.
Surprised and enraged, the bull clutched madly for support as he toppled sidewise, and then with an agile movement succeeded in projecting himself toward another limb a few feet below.
The one thing now in his mind was further information as to the Red Bull.
Making one bound(for this little princess was as active as a squirrel), there sat Europa on the beautiful bull, holding an ivory horn in each hand, lest she should fall off.
How helpless she was, even with the spear that the white man had left her, she realized as she noted for the thousandth time the massive shoulders, the bull necks, and the great muscles gliding so easily beneath the glossy coats.
For awhile we debated whether to go after the wounded bull or to follow the herd, and finally deciding for the latter alternative, departed, thinking that we had seen the last of those big tusks.
They sped forward with a bound, and for awhile it seemed to Umslopogaas as though they stood side by side, only the bull grew nearer and nearer.
The bull softened down, and stood still, looking hard at William Dewy, who fiddled on and on; till a sort of a smile stole over the bull's face.