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  • "I hear it’s a Yearling."
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • A young buck, probably a yearling by his size.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The next morning we heard the search party had found what the lion killed in my place: a yearling bushbuck.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • That night Kotick danced the Fire-dance with the yearling seals.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book

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  • Glancing up, Peter could see two does-one older, one a yearling.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • They had been standing over the fire with a spitted pig, a yearling.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I was born in 1975, before that wave even started to crest, and I have to say the Luttrell family was riding high, It was nothing for my dad to breed a good-looking horse from a $5,000 stallion and sell the yearling for $40,000.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Though a long way from his full growth, White Fang, next to Lip-lip, was the largest yearling in the village.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • To get provisions for my poor weak subjects, I ordered Friday to kill me a yearling goat; which when he had done I cut off the hinder quarters, and chopping it into small pieces, boiled and stewed it, putting barley and rice into the broth.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • For my part I shall offer at your altar a virgin heifer, a yearling, never yoked, her horns all sheathed in gold.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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  • Then I saw that what she was carrying was a baby, a critter not yearling size.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • I got offered five hundred for my yearling oxen.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • I’ve seen them vaqueros worked for Blair cut a yearling heifer so thin you could see through the meat.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Then he told about one time ten or fifteen years ago when the southbound train ran over a bull yearling on a curve.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • At last he felt cold, and shaking an extra quantity of bedding round the yearling ewes he entered the hut and heaped more fuel upon the stove.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • After admiring the young ones of that year, who were particularly fine—the early calves were the size of a peasant’s cow, and Pava’s daughter, at three months old, was as big as a yearling— Levin gave orders for a trough to be brought out and for them to be fed in the paddock.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It may have been the fastest quarter ever run by a yearling.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He rode up to a little brindled cow, meaning to take her yearling calf, and while he was easing the calf away from her the cow turned mean suddenly and hooked Mouse right back of the girth.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • When he was a yearling he got away and ran wild for three years.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • I would begin with an unbroken yearling, with no old training to be unlearned.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • … Carson, I never in my life took a day’s labor for rent or a yearling calf or a bunch of grass, let alone gold.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Orrin was like a yearling mule: stubborn, overconfident, and all too willing to kick you in the gut if you gave him the opportunity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • In a clearing near him a small herd of yearling bachelor buck were cropping grass; if one came close enough Rod intended to dine on buck.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • He watched a man tie a yearling tight by its neck to a fence, hobble a hind leg then beat it into submission with a length of zinc piping.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • —the yearling heifer, that them skulking devils the Tetons stole, was the biggest coward among us all, and after her came your drivelling Doctor.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Although he was a yearling and still below full weight, he had not the harassed look of most "outskirters"—that is, the rank and file of ordinary rabbits in their first year who, lacking either aristocratic parentage or unusual size and strength, get sat on by their elders and live as best they can—often in the open—on the edge of their warren.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • …queen, going up to her lofty well-lit room,
    fell to weeping for Odysseus, her beloved husband,
    till watchful Athena sealed her eyes with welcome sleep.
    Returning just at dusk to Odysseus and his son,
    the loyal swineherd found they’d killed a yearling pig
    and standing over it now were busy cooking supper.
    But Athena had approached Laertes’ son Odysseus,
    tapped him with her wand and made him old again.
    She dressed him in filthy rags too, for fear Eumaeus,
    recognizing his master…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The rumors were right—the deserter’s a Fourth-Yearling, no older than ten.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • August had spoken so easily, quite as if he were explaining how to shear a yearling sheep, that Jack’s feelings fluctuated between amazement and laughter.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The Commandant’s silver face reveals nothing as she looks down at the Yearling.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Intown to bid on the yearling sales on behalf of Bing Crosby, they had stopped by the track to take in a few races.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Fourth-Yearling Falconius Barrius.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Is Yearling Barrius guilty of treason?
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Caught when she was a yearling, broken better than any mustang we ever had, she has helped us run down many a stallion, and now she runs off with that big white-maned brute!
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • One morning, when working all the yearlings over two furlongs—a quarter of a mile—in sets of two, he paired Seabiscuit with Faust, the fastest yearling in the barn and a future major stakes winner.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • About noon they found a yearling herd upwind; they split and placed themselves cross wind for the kill.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • One more trip he undertook to Oldring’s valley, and this time he roped a yearling steer and killed it and cut out a small quarter of beef.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Hi, you yearling, where did you get that white coat?
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • "Well done for a yearling!" said the Sea Lion, who could appreciate good swimming.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • He had nearly achieved his goal of buying every single Hard Tack yearling on the market.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Not even a one-eyed Yearling with a lame arm would miss a shot that easy.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • A Yearling jogs toward me, a note in his hand.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The story of Blackcliffs origin was the first thing I learned as a Yearling: Five hundred years ago, a warrior brute named Taius united the fractured Martial clans and swept down from the north, crushing the Scholar Empire and taking over most of the continent.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Then he remembered in a flash what the Burgomaster gull had screamed to him when he was a little yearling at Walrus Islet, and he tumbled backward in the water, for he knew that he had found Sea Cow at last.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • Bronty’s "foal" was now a boisterous yearling who in public was treated by Pilgrim with a kind of lofty disdain.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Five minutes before, he had been pulling a yearling out of a bog.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Before they had reached the Belt, Groundsel’s party was attacked by a pair of stoats, one old and the other a yearling.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • And as a mountain lion cuts out a yearling from a grazing herd— the plumpest one—clamping with his great jaws upon her neck to break it, and then feeds on blood and vitals, rending her; around him dogs and herdsmen raise a mighty din but keep away, unwilling to attack, as pale dread takes possession of them all: so not one Trojan had the heart to face Menelaos in his pride.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • "How would a woman’s arrow kill a yearling impala?""By making a hole in his neck, Gbenye.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Give us high renown,
    myself, my children, my loyal wife and queen.
    And I will make you a sacrifice, a yearling heifer
    broad in the brow, unbroken, never yoked by men.
    I’ll offer it up to you—I’ll sheathe its horns in gold."
    So he prayed, and Pallas Athena heard his prayer.
    And Nestor the noble chariot-driver led them on,
    his sons and sons-in-law, back to his regal palace.
    Once they reached the storied halls of the aged king
    they sat on rows of low and high-backed chairs.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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