Recent Examples of wether from the Web
In this April 4, 2018 file photo, the building of the Brazilian Supreme Court is surrounded by guardrails at dawn, the day the court will decide on wether to imprison former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia.
Whoever does replace the Italian will have to make a decision on wether or not Morata will be allowed to leave.
First Officer Saru, now captain due to Lorca's abduction, must decide wether to subjugate a possibly sentient lifeform against its will or try to save the captain.
For wethers, neutered goats, behavior accounts for 25 out of a possible 100 points.
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How the wether Came to Be a Trendsetter
Wether now typically refers to a castrated male sheep, although the word initially had the meaning of simply “a male sheep,” without any indication of its reproductive abilities. Wether serves as the second component of the word bellwether (“one that takes the lead or initiative” or “an indicator of trends”). The use of bellwether in this sense is from the practice of placing a bell around the neck of the sheep which would lead the flock, and not from any natural capacity for leadership on the part of this kind of animal.
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