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  • n. Plural form of she-goat.


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  • Rising with the morning star, she has milked the ewes and she-goats, sheared four sheep, prepared breakfast for the household.

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ

  • You assert that your mothers had no commerce with he-goats, nor your fathers with she-goats.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • As the old man crept out of his little hut, his two she-goats came to meet him, and licked his hands in gratitude for the vegetables with which he supplied them from his garden.

    The Black Dwarf

  • He accepted, notwithstanding, a pair of she-goats from Earnscliff, which fed on the moor, and supplied him with milk.

    The Black Dwarf

  • His livestock multiplied; the two she-goats had each had twins, making seven in all about the place.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • The ewes had lived under the house, and a part was divided off for the he-goat, because the other people brought their she-goats to be covered by the he-goat.

    Twilight in Italy

  • The people that live on and about Mount Oeta take such she-goats as decline the male and rub their udders hard with nettles to cause an irritation amounting to pain; hereupon they milk the animals, procuring at first a liquid resembling blood, then a liquid mixed with purulent matter, and eventually milk, as freely as from females submitting to the male.

    The History of Animals

  • During pregnancy ewes and she-goats get fatter and eat more; as is also the case with cows, and, indeed, with the females of all quadrupeds.

    The History of Animals

  • As a general rule the discharge from the bladder in the case of quadrupeds is thicker than it is in the human species, and this discharge with ewes and she-goats is thicker than with rams and he-goats; but the urine of the jackass is thicker than the urine of the she-ass, and the urine of the bull is more pungent than the urine of the cow.

    The History of Animals

  • With ewes and she-goats there are signs of menstruation in breeding time, just before the for submitting to the male; after copulation also the signs are manifest, and then cease for an interval until the period of parturition arrives; the process then supervenes, and it is by this supervention that the shepherd knows that such and such an ewe is about to bring forth.

    The History of Animals


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