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Any of a breed of hornless beef cattle that originated in Scotland and are usually black but also occur in a red variety. Also called Black Angus.

[After Angus, former county of Scotland.]
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(Placename) a council area of E Scotland on the North Sea: the historical county of Angus became part of Tayside region in 1975; reinstated as a unitary authority (excluding City of Dundee) in 1996. Administrative centre: Forfar. Pop: 107 520 (2003 est). Area: 2181 sq km (842 sq miles)
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(ˈæŋ gəs)

1. Formerly, Forfar. a historic county in E Scotland.
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Noun1.Angus - Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
2.Angus - black hornless breed from ScotlandAngus - black hornless breed from Scotland  
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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Angus Council has installed 34 points at a cost of PS951,000, while Moray Council has installed 15 points costing PS658,000.
Angus Council said: "We are committed to continued discussions with our staff and union representatives to resolve this dispute."
The study, commissioned by golf 's governing body The R&A, VisitScotland and Angus Council, found the Angus area alone received a PS21million cash injection.
Arbroath Community Planning Partnership and Angus Council will begin the yearlong celebration - The Year of the Light - in 2011.
Today new claims by the neighbours of the boy's family reveal Angus Council ignored their complaints for four years.
Angus Council plans to erect a statue to this much-maligned youth-style.
Fine arts graduate Des Smith is making the bronze art piece, which depicts a woman in a hooded top and baggy trousers, for Angus Council.
angus Council, which has installed 228 blockers, claims to have prevented 100 scams and saved the local authority PS327,739.
Angus Council have refused to say whether the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been suspended from the school.
Robert Peat will leave Angus Council next month after failing to keep a job in the newly restructured local authority.
But to avoid a pounds 38,690 penalty for cancelling the lease it will be passed to Angus council to be installed in the golf town of Carnoustie.