big animal
   obsolete American
   a bull
   The word bull was taboo, from its sexual overtones. The fastidious had a plentiful choice of synonyms for big animal, including brute, cow brute, gentleman cow, he-cow, male beast, male cow, MAN cow, seed-ox, and stock beast.

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