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Sweet

(swēt),
Robert Douglas, 20th-century English dermatologist. See: Sweet disease.

sweet

[AS. swete, sweet]
1. Pleasing to the taste or smell. See: taste
2. Containing or derived from sugar.
3. Free from excess of acid, sulfur, or corrosive salts.

sweet

opposite of sour.

sweet birch oil
see methyl salicylate.
sweet buckeye tree
aesculusoctandra.
sweet clover
sweet feed
a mixture of rolled grain and molasses used to tempt convalescent horses and cattle.
sweet grass
panicumschinzii.
sweet itch
an intensely itchy dermatitis of horses caused by hypersensitivity to the bites of Culicoides spp. The lesions are worst in the summer months and most evident along the middle of the back. The skin is thickened and the hair is missing. Called also Queensland itch. See equine allergic dermatitis.
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Sweet itch (Queensland itch) on the neck of a horse. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999
sweet oil
olive oil.
sweet pea
lathyrusodoratus.
sweet potato
ipomoeabatatas.
sweet vernal grass
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For example, pelleted and sweet feeds typically vary in volume, so you may need to provide more or less of one to assure that your horses are getting all of the proper nutrients at each feeding.
Destiny eats grass hay and a pound of sweet feed every morning in his stall.
Deb was armed with a bucket of sweet feed and shaking the bucket convincingly to get the cows' interest.
The Colonials responded with a brief but clutch spurt during which senior Danielle Deraney hit a jumper off a drive-and-dish by senior Rachel Pineda, Grillo coolly drained a 3-pointer, and Grip made a layup off a sweet feed from Aulenback, extending the advantage to 33-25 with 5:53 to play.
I can get my horses to drink a bucket each by tossing a handful or two of sweet feed in the bottom of the water bucket.