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Q: Head of Cattle ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Head of Cattle
Category: Science > Agriculture and Farming
Asked by: opalring-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 28 Jun 2005 07:06 PDT
Expires: 28 Jul 2005 07:06 PDT
Question ID: 537793
It takes 11 head of cattle to make what? ( the answer is not drove,
grove or herd)Help!!!!

Request for Question Clarification by cynthia-ga on 28 Jun 2005 07:23 PDT
Hi opalring,

Here's a link to a page with a couple more collectives, no reference
to 11 head of cattle specifically:

The Dictionary of Collectives

drove, herd, drift, team, mob

And, just because I found it, here's everything you ever wanted to
know about handling cattle:

Handling cattle

Anyway, let me know if your collective noun is here, and I'll post the
answer inthe answer box.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Head of Cattle
From: pinkfreud-ga on 28 Jun 2005 10:35 PDT
Perhaps, rather referring to a collective noun for a group of cattle,
this refers to the number of cattle carcasses or skins that are
required in order to make something. Such as (a made-up example) "It
takes eleven head of cattle to make one leather couch."
Subject: Re: Head of Cattle
From: cynthia-ga on 28 Jun 2005 10:54 PDT
Good call pink, I didn't see that at all!
Subject: Re: Head of Cattle
From: pafalafa-ga on 28 Jun 2005 11:56 PDT
A day's supply of a McDonald's restaurant hamburgers?
Subject: Re: Head of Cattle
From: myoarin-ga on 28 Jun 2005 15:51 PDT
"It takes a eleven head of cattle to make" one   "Texas dozen".  
They know a dozen is more than ten, but counting with their fingers,
they just give up and call the next number of cattle a dozen.

This explanation could have some bearing on US govt. budgeting.

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