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Does 'genocide' cover mass murder of a people by sex or gender? Is there a better word?

Wikipedia has an article on Gendercide: the systematic killing of members of a specific gender It discusses male (androcide), female (femicide) and non-binary versions. Only femicide seems to be ...
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Meaning of the phrase "frog-walker" in reference to a horse

A frog walk is a type of hopping walk that a horse may do. Here are some examples from around the time of the song: The horse objects to a saddle just as he does to thorny cactus on his back; hence ...
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Meaning of the phrase "frog-walker" in reference to a horse

It is a cowboy term for a horse that walks in a somewhat frog-like fashion in a series of short hops, which means the horse is unlikely to move too wildly and throw its rider. The term comes up in a ...
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Why does the police use "K-9 Unit" instead of "dog"?

Oddly enough, there is an early sci-fi movie called Just Imagine that was released in 1930. It depicts the future of New York City in 1980 where humans are referred to by numbers. The dog is referred ...
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What is the word for the problem of not knowing the terminology of something

You know just enough about the topic to be dangerous could be borrowed to fit this situation. Normally this phrase means that you have a smattering of familiarity with a topic, almost enough to B.S. ...
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Meaning of the phrase "frog-walker" in reference to a horse

Here, frog refers to the hind part of the underside of a horse's hoof. I haven't been able to find out what a frog-walker is, but I would guess that it refers to a horse that doesn't lift its hooves ...
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To describe something as a 'quarter' or 'half' of something do they need to be of a certain size?

Both uses are valid and commonly used, much to the annoyance of mathematicians. It is absolutely normal to call something that is 25% of the whole "a quarter", even if the whole was not ...
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What is the term for a electrical generator's present power-generation setting with respect to its nominal capacity?

From Law Insider Maximum design capacity Maximum design capacity means, in reference to a source operation, its maximum capability, per period of time, to operate, to consume a process input or to ...
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"Agriculture" including only plants and excluding animals

It seems "plant agriculture" is not unheard of; see, for example: "Department of Plant Agriculture" "Plant agriculture: Readings from Scientific American" "...
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Describing multiple choices with two options in a particular order in one statement

If you reject A, then options B and C become available.
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What does it mean for RFC 3339 to be "a profile of" ISO 8601?

The standard ISO 8601 is not publicly accessible but there is a preview of its part including Terms and definitions: https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:8601:-2:ed-1:v1:en:term:3.1.2.1 There we ...
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