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fodder
as in:  fodder for discussion


She uses the news as fodder for her world geography class.
  people or things useful for a particular purpose
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Notes:
Fodder has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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Samples:
  • She uses the news as fodder for her world geography class.
  • The new unemployment report will be used as campaign fodder by both candidates.
  • The sheep for fodder follow the shepherd
    Shakespeare  --  Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • ’His sod corn will be good for fodder this winter,’ said grandfather encouragingly.
    Cather, Willa  --  My Antonia

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  • His highest duty to fodder and water his horses
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • "Bagheera spoke truth," he panted, as he nestled down in some cattle fodder by the window of a hut.
    Kipling, Rudyard  --  The Jungle Book
  • The fodder was placed on some staging erected above the stalls, so that it fell into the racks below without waste of labor or material.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  The Country Doctor
  • A man without his meat or a horse without his fodder is like a wet bow-string, fit for little.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The White Company
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fodder [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Personal Finance, Nature & Ecology, Sports
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