fatling

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fat·ling

 (făt′lĭng)
n.
A young animal, such as a lamb or calf, fattened for slaughter.
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fatling

(ˈfætlɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) a young farm animal fattened for killing
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fat•ling

(ˈfæt lɪŋ)

n.
a young animal fattened for slaughter.
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Translations

fatling

njunges Masttier
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References in periodicals archive ?
You have fed off their milk, worn their wool, and slaughtered the fatlings, but the sheep you have not pastured.
You consumed milk, wore wool, and slaughtered fatlings, but the flock you did not pasture" (Ez 34:2-3).
You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep.
You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep.
"And Saul smote the Amalekites...and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword." But Saul spares Agag, king of the Amalekites, "and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs." Even though the animals were scheduled for sacrifice to Him, God is furious at the breach of orders and prompts the prophet Samuel to berate Saul: "To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.