from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cake remaining after the oil has been expressed from the seeds of the cotton-plant. It is used as food for cattle.
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Mr Cooke is of opinion that no system of manuring yet discovered will both thicken and improve the herbage at all equally in success to the careful and regular feeding upon the grass of cattle or sheep, the animals having a good allowance of decorticated cotton-cake, or even of linseed-cake.
_September 29th. _ -- 352 lambs in the parks, on a little cotton-cake and some oats, until November 4th, when they were folded on a wheat stubble.
Two hundred lambs, which cost 22s. 6d. each on September 12th, were kept on leas and stubble until November 3rd, then on turnips until December 19th, when fifty of them were drafted to another flock getting a little cotton-cake.