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Calve   Listen
verb
Calve  v. i.  (past & past part. calved; pres. part. calving)  
1.
To bring forth a calf. "Their cow calveth."
2.
To bring forth young; to produce offspring. "Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?" "The grassy clods now calved."
3.
(Phys. Geog.) To throw off fragments which become icebergs; said of a glacier.






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"Calve" Quotes from Famous Books



... in August, and continues for about a fortnight; the calves are produced in May; thus, the period of gestation is between nine and ten months. The calves continue to suckle nearly twelve months, and the cows seldom calve oftener ...
— Delineations of the Ox Tribe • George Vasey

... was low-priced I did not use the necessary precautions: she went down in milk-fever. A respected old servant bought a fine polled cow. I was walking across the field with him, and we came upon his cow. It was in July, and the grass was very luxuriant. I asked if he had bled the cow, as she would calve immediately. He said, "No, I have not; and I never saw them bled except at Tillyfour." To my sorrow and to the man's heavy loss the cow died ...
— Cattle and Cattle-breeders • William M'Combie

... Foment the privy parts with a decoction of the roots and leaves of dane wort. Take a drachm each of gum galbanum and opopanax, half an ounce each of juice of dane wort and mucilage of fenugreek, an ounce of calve's marrow, and a sufficient quantity of wax, and make a pessary. Or make a pessary of lead only, dip it in the above mentioned ...
— The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher • Anonymous

... of song whose reign belongs to these modern times must be mentioned in conclusion: Sembrich, Nordica, Calve, Melba, Sanderson and Eames. These are but a few of the many present day rulers in the ...
— For Every Music Lover - A Series of Practical Essays on Music • Aubertine Woodward Moore

... (Company's servants stationed at Cossimbazar), Beinges (a Company's servant stationed at Patna), and two private gentlemen, Kerdizien and Gourbin. Besides these, MM. Anquetil du Perron,[105] La Rue, Desjoux, Villequain, Desbrosses, and Calve, served as volunteers. His chaplain was the Reverend Father Onofre, and he had two surgeons, Dubois and Le Page. The last two were probably the surgeons of Cossimbazar and Patna. He had also with him ...
— Three Frenchmen in Bengal - The Commercial Ruin of the French Settlements in 1757 • S.C. Hill



Words linked to "Calve" :   have young, break up, bear, have, separate, birth, divide, deliver



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