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A.Word.A.Day--wether

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wether (WETH-uhr)

noun: A castrated ram.

[Middle English, from Old English, wether, from Germanic wethruz, perhaps "yearling".]

"The wolf, well-sated, puts himself to sleep
counting his bags of wool, then dreams of queues
replete with shivering wethers, meaty ewes;"
Melissa Cannon; Fairy Tale and Gloss; Ploughshares, Mar 1996.

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