from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. an exhibition of domestic animals with prizes for the encouragement of stock breeding; -- usually accompanied with the exhibition of other agricultural and domestic products and of implements.
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Fair, and the manner in which this is generally conducted; also, an Agricultural Fair, in which a cattle show is the most prominent feature: both these afford great scop for description, particularly the latter in the variety of animals exhibited, and the various ways in which superiority among them is tested.