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— as in: cannon fodder
In the Iran-Iraq war, the ayatollahs sent children and civilians to the front-line as cannon
people thought of as readily expendable to further a military campaign
— as in: fodder for discussion
She uses the news as
for her world geography class.
people or things useful for a particular purpose
— as in: cattle fodder
We have plenty of hay and
for the animals.
food such as hay or straw that is given to domesticated animals
can reference a group of people considered expendable for any purpose.
Much more rarely,
is used as a verb to reference the feeding of
to domesticated animals.
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