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  • n. Plural form of ruminant.


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  • _Some ruminants are not hollow-horned_ must be a negative proposition, having 'hollow-horned' for its subject, either in E. or O.; but these would be respectively the contrary and contradictory of _All hollow-horned animals are ruminants_; and, therefore, if this be true, they must both be false.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • But (referring still to Fig. 1) the legitimacy of contrapositing O. is equally clear; for if _Some ruminants are not hollow-horned_, _Some animals that are not hollow-horned are ruminants_, namely, all the animals between the two ring-fences.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • _Some ruminants are not hollow-horned_, but also shows this to be compatible with _All hollow-horned animals are ruminants_ (A.).

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • Animals that chew the cud and have split hooves are known as ruminants.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • It appears that one of the requirements for being a member of the Red Ryder Roughnecks, that resplendent regiment of regurgitating ruminants, is to be able to find cute aphorisms and quotes without attribution.

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  • Animals classified as ruminants, including cattle, got this name because they chew their cud, going back over the same food again and again to aid in its digestion.

    The Chemistry of Calm

  • The key to the rise of the ruminants is their highly specialized, multichamber stomach, which accounts for a fifth of their body weight and houses trillions of fiber-digesting microbes, most of them in the first chamber, or rumen.

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  • Animals with complex stomachs are called ruminants because they ruminate

    Chapter 4

  • But cloven-hoofed, cud-chewing animals, so-called ruminants like cows, sheep and goats - raised for meat and dairy products - release copious amounts of methane and nitrous oxide during their digestion processes.

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  • Domestic animals such as ruminants, swine, and poultry will probably be fed more and more products containing materials from bioconversion processes.

    Chapter 27


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