I sympathize with the author so goddamn much. I've started paper number two and have an additional four I'm supposed to finish by the end of next year. Every time I revise a draft I weep as I prune out any sense of enjoyment in the English language. Obviously, you shouldn't wax poetical for a paragraph if you can write a concise version of the same thing, but you don't have to be flowery by any means to maintain some variety. A word like 'lone' does absolutely no harm when it's replacing one of the fifteen 'only's.
Heroic efforts to construct a more reasonable curve for mature MS cows were deemed unnecessary because fewer than 3% of them have lactations longer than 500 d, whereas 90% have lactations less than 400 DIM, where the standard curves appear to be quite reasonable.
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