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    Smile a pail of cow slop

    Hello.
    Would you please tell me what 'cow slop' means here?
    Please help! Thank you.


    He hoisted a battered suitcase on his head and held a pail of cow slop in his free hand.

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    Re: a pail of cow slop

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello.
    Would you please tell me what 'cow slop' means here?
    Please help! Thank you.


    He hoisted a battered suitcase on his head and held a pail of cow slop in his free hand.
    WordNet 3.0 Vocabulary Helper: slop

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    Cool Re: a pail of cow slop

    Thank you. I have looked it up before, but I'm still confused a little.
    Is it mean ' wet feed for cow' then?

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    Re: a pail of cow slop

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Thank you. I have looked it up before, but I'm still confused a little.
    Is Does it mean ' wet feed for cows' then?
    Yes.

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    Re: a pail of cow slop

    I hope my father doesn't feel faint if he ever learns this, but I thought you gave slop to pigs and you that cows got straw. Or hay. Or something.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a pail of cow slop

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I hope my father doesn't feel faint if he ever learns this, but I thought you gave slop to pigs and you that cows got straw. Or hay. Or something.
    I generally associate slop with pigs, as do several dictionaries, but I am fairly sure that I have seen cows being fed slop.

    ps. I have just found this: This is a great thing for Nebraska because wet feeds are less costly for the plants (they don't have to spend the money or energy to dry the feed from the wet form to make DDGS), and the wet feeds are actually a better feed for feedlot cattle. Feeding in the wet form creates some challenges, but these can be overcome.

    http://www.extension.org/pages/39507...th-the-concent
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    Smile Re: a pail of cow slop

    Thanks to all of you.

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    Re: a pail of cow slop

    Transatlantic quirk: in Br Eng, pigs eat swill.

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    Re: a pail of cow slop

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Transatlantic quirk: in Br Eng, pigs eat swill.
    I have clearly been associating with too many colonials. I didn't even notice that.

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