In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His desire for power is so great that he castrates himself in order to attain invincible and mystical powers.
- Nine cats were castrated males; three cats were females: two of them were spayed.
- At birth, calves were identified with a numbered ear tag, they were weighed, sex was recorded, and male calves were castrated.
- Adrian had a sudden fear that the man might borrow his accomplice's knife and castrate him, or at the very least stab him.
- Cronus used a sickle to castrate his father Uranus, and he is often portrayed throughout literature as having a long beard.
- Some castrate their dogs just because they are energetic.
- The Emperor of China would employ eunuchs, castrated men, as guards and servants in his Palace.
- Other bulls are castrated, and this seems to be simply based on the individual preference of their owner, although a castrate will grow larger and hence become more valuable.
- Male calves were castrated either at birth, at time of initial vaccination, or at weaning.
- Men, in particular, have abhorred the idea of castrating their dogs, as if it were some kind of crime against male dominance.
- The mouse was also castrated, so that it would produce a higher level of the hormone that switches on sperm production.
- Such an income would not only have benefited the castrato but, more importantly, the family that castrated him.
- The best day, by far, was watching the vet castrate a colt, but for some strange reason, Peter doesn't like me to talk about that too explicitly.
- Then at 18 she met a group of eunuchs - castrated men who dressed as women and sang and danced for a living.
- We later found out that the song was about a woman who got revenge on a rapist by castrating him.
- She could do anything he could, from riding and roping to branding the cattle and castrating the bulls.
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