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2007-06-05 00:50:00

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Guessing about the contents of a cow's stomach is a thing of the past for University of Arkansas researchers - all they have to do is reach in and take a sample. The university's Animal Science Department has surgically implanted 4-inch-wide tubes, called cannulas, in the sides of 12 cows. The cannulas allow the scientists to get a real-time look at a bovine's stomach contents in a study of the effect of grazing on nutrient run off into river watersheds. On a recent...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.