One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A city in west central England, administrative centre of the county of Herefordshire, on the River Wye; population 55,300 (est. 2009).
An animal of a breed of red and white beef cattle.
- ‘Hoss continued to pitch hay from the bed of the wagon, creating mounds that the herd of his father's favorite Herefords would wade into with abandon.’
- ‘By 1920 pure or mixed Herefords and shorthorns accounted for more than a third of the eight and a half million cattle in the region, and Rambouillets and Lincolns made up a significant share of the four and a half million sheet.’
- ‘His Angus cows, some a Hereford mix, black and white faces molded into rhetorical Noh masks, were scattered about, grazing on the hardscrabble hillsides.’
- ‘A handful of breeders insist there are now only half a dozen herds of thoroughbred Herefords left in Australia.’
- ‘In 1909, Marsh concluded that Aberdeen Angus cattle were more inclined to consume locoweed than were Herefords.’
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