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Re: Sheep, Fish, and Cattle  •  January 18, 2003, 6:14pm  •  0 vote

In terms of cattle, it's due to the word's root in chattel/capital, i.e. an uncountable concept. Initially the word applied to any livestock (another uncountable) and referred to the animals in their