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  • The weights actually known and stated in the third table preceding will suffice to shew, that we may conclude, on probable grounds, that, with equal food and care, the climate of America will preserve the races of domestic animals as large as the European stock from which they are derived; and consequently that the third member of Mons. de Buffon's assertion, that the domestic animals are subject to degeneration from the climate of America, is as probably wrong as the first and second were certainly so.

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • Coppinger points out that when domestic animals break free and go feral for many generations, they usually revert to something close to their wild ancestor.


  • The only domestic animals were probably the muysea duck and the alca, a small dog.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • That was a bit of trivia Delilah picked up in a Literature of Puritan America class, where the professor told the students that the early Puritans lacked female partners, so they turned to their domestic animals for companionship.

    Something Unpredictable

  • Of domestic animals we need only mention the Arabian or one-humped camel, the ass, the mule and the horse, all of which are in general use.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Hibernian's dwelling may be a mixture of all these differing tastes, while perhaps a little of the national ingenuity may be displayed in a broken window, repaired with an old hat, or an approximation towards friendliness between the domestic animals and the inmates.

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

  • Haldane himself assessed the rate of evolution of the horse as approximately 40 millidarwins, while it has been suggested that the evolution of domestic animals under artificial selection should be measured in kilodarwins.


  • The whole piece is a moral exhortation, {parainesis}, and this passage particularly seems to be a reproof to man, who, while with his domestic animals he is curious to improve the race by employing always the finest male, pays no attention to the improvement of his own race, but intermarries with the vicious, the ugly, or the old, for considerations of wealth or ambition.



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