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  • n  the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

  • Samuel Johnson in Stackyard
    With the removal of subsidies the main driver for profitable sheep production is to reduce costs and in particular labour costs. Carcase quality is no longer the dominant driver it once was,says Dr Johnson.
  • Francis Galton in
    In his remarkable book The Art of Travel (1855) Charles Darwin's cousin Francis Galton noted that "In Napoleon's retreat, after his campaign in Russia, many a soldier saved or prolonged his life by creeping within the warm and reeking carcase of a...

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