General 15: course, cow, cracker, cup, dad

1. course

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: The route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, or river.
– Example:
+ the road adopts a tortuous course along the coast
+ the new fleet changed course to join the other ships
+ Hence, it is reasonable to assume that they change their orientation to more southeasterly courses along the routes.
+ It has been said that the course of a winding river is just like the tortuous path life sometimes takes.
+ Middle Head Road and Peat Road, both tracks, respectively parallel and cross the course of a Roman road.
+ These are surface diamonds, washed along the course of rivers over millions of years.
+ These unknown areas were often divided by straight lines or the course of a river or a watershed.
+ Ur ceased to exist in the 4th century BC, probably because the River Euphrates changed course.
+ It is true that present-day river courses are not wholly natural.

2. cow

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A fully grown female animal of a domesticated breed of ox, kept to produce milk or beef.
– Example:
+ a dairy cow
+ A beef cow needs to produce enough milk to rear her calf well.
+ Not only can high temperatures reduce semen quality and libido in bulls, but they can reduce fertility in cows as well.
+ Bulls consort with cows and with each other but generally spend much of their time alone.
+ How many glasses of milk does a dairy cow produce each day?
+ Bulls can eat, walk, and run around, bang heads with other bulls, and mount those cows that are in heat.
+ Their first ranch animal was a milk cow, and when she calved they were on their way to a herd of 120 or so.
+ This gave farmers an insight into the type of calves to expect from the various bulls on different type cows.
+ The change from a dairy/beef cross cow to an all beef cross reduces milk production by up to 1 gallon per day.

3. cracker

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A person or thing that cracks.
– Example:
+ The remaining states, like Minnesota, provide lots of fun for the determined code cracker.
+ It was six feet tall and held a rocket launcher in one claw and a giant stainless steel shell cracker in the other.
+ Any right minded code cracker would know what he just told me.
+ This gives copyright holders the legal tools in the UK to pursue action against copyright crackers, however benign their intentions.
+ When the police find someone slain, they call on their resident cracker to interrogate.
+ a catalytic cracker
+ The separation costs are a consequence of less than complete conversion for ethane crackers.
+ Light olefins from the fluid catalytic cracker are processed in either hydrofluoric or sulfuric acid units.
+ The company suffered a series of accidents, culminating in a blaze at its catalytic cracker.

4. cup

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A small bowl-shaped container for drinking from, typically having a handle.
– Example:
+ Her arm threw the empty, bare styrofoam cup harshly into the wastebasket.
+ I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, and I start looking around the room for moldy food or drink cups or small, dead animals.
+ I lifted the plastic cup to my lips again, and took a swig.
+ It’s not by choice, he muttered, and crushed his empty plastic cup in his hands.
+ Two cups of steaming cocoa appeared in front of them on the coffee table.
+ I nodded and he stood up, gathering the styrofoam containers and empty soft drink cups and crumpled napkins.
+ He went to a cooler and filled a paper cup with water.
+ Travel jugs and water boilers are increasingly popular, many including stowaway drinking cups.
+ The friend and I both have the same cunning plan, and liberate some of the cups for drinks.

5. dad

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: One’s father.
– Example:
+ his dad was with him
+ The works are fun and brightly coloured and will appeal to sons and dads alike.
+ My real dad taught me how to draw when I was 4 years old.
+ Like so many modern dads, Sinise insists fatherhood far outweighs any of his career concerns.
+ Six months after his birth his dad left home, leaving his mother and all five children.
+ A new group to help dads cope with parenthood is being launched in Bacup this week.
+ Young dads got the chance to talk about their experiences and get some help and advice on fatherhood at the weekend.

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