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Actually, that's what I'm saying. To use a term like "specimen" would be totally out of register. We use "animal" in a context like this. I'm saying this as a native speaker familiar with the discourse.
Muriel Vasconcellos United States Local time: 18:41 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 131
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Asker: Thank you. I was not specific enough. The term "ejemplar" is used repeatedly by itself as a synonym of horse and animal. I needed a different word.
Asker: Thank you very much for your comment. It was most helpful.