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  • adj. feeding on grasses


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  • Here are some unintended consequences foretold by Peter Huber, an MIT engineering Ph. D.: To improve on wood-burning fires, or grass-eating cows, perfect the cellulose-splitting enzyme.

    Dissing Ethanol, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Well we knew them, running in packs, the terror of the grass-eating animals.


  • Only an extinct species of grass-eating baboon ate more, they said.

    Study: Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' really ate grass

  • Instead, the two Americans suggested they kill a nilgai—a wild, grass-eating animal similar to an antelope, only much larger, sometimes reaching 1,500 pounds—and use that as bait.

    The Kennedy Detail

  • My dad had always told me that grass-eating animals had their eyes to the side of their heads so that they could look all around themselves to protect themselves, but that meat eaters, on the other hand, had both of their eyes up front, just like humans, so they could focus with complete power on their prey.

    Crazy Loco Love

  • Russian scientist Sergey Zimov is reintroducing these animals to the land where they once roamed in millions to demonstrate his theory that filling the vast emptiness of Siberia with grass-eating animals can slow global warming.

    Russian Scientist Working To Recreate Ice Age Ecosystem

  • Snowman presumes himself to be the last man alive on earth, after Crake lets loose a plague -- embodied in the pill BlyssPluss -- to replace the human race, overbreeding its way to extinction anyway, with a placid, green-eyed, grass-eating, ultraviolet ray-immune race of humans called the Crakers, whom he has produced in his Paradice Labs.

    Anis Shivani: The Best Books of the Decade

  • The grass-eating was to some degree caused by wrong-headed and counterproductive U.S. sanctions.

    Rob Asghar: A Primer on Pakistan: Why It Matters

  • Or even worse, the fanged predator with eyes in the front hunting down and tearing apart the gentle grass-eating animal born with eyes on the sides of its head, forever condemned to be food for coyotes and wolves and cougars and, finally, man with his sharpened stick?

    Rain Gods

  • Hopping kangaroos usually move in scattered company, not in damaging single file like sheep and cattleEvery grass-eating mammal had two sets of teeth to make a clean bite.



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