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Definition an animal between one and two years of age — (in the case of a race or show horse, the horse is treated as though it's birthday was January 1st of the year prior to its birth)
  • The horse was purchased as a yearling for over a million dollars.
yearling = an animal between one and two years of age
  • Due the drought, I had to sell them as yearlings.
  • yearlings = animals between one and two years of age
  • That night Kotick danced the Fire-dance with the yearling seals.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • yearling = an animal between one and two years of age
  • "Well done for a yearling!" said the Sea Lion, who could appreciate good swimming.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • yearling = an animal between one and two years of age
  • Hi, you yearling, where did you get that white coat?
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • yearling = an animal between one and two years of age
  • 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
  • yearling = an animal between one and two years of age
  • Then I saw that what she was carrying was a baby, a critter not yearling size.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • A young buck, probably a yearling by his size.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • 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
  • They had been standing over the fire with a spitted pig, a yearling.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I got offered five hundred for my yearling oxen.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • 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
  • 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
  • Glancing up, Peter could see two does-one older, one a yearling.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I would begin with an unbroken yearling, with no old training to be unlearned.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • —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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 next morning we heard the search party had found what the lion killed in my place: a yearling bushbuck.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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