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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



... has funked itself into howling farce, an uncomfortable failure, and the infuscated revellers recovered somewhat from royal katzenjammer, we find that the majestic earth has not moved an inch out of its accustomed orbit, that the grass still grows and the cows yet calve that the law of gravitation remains unrepealed, and Omnipotence continues to bring forth Mazzaroth in his season and guide Arcturus with his sons. Perchance in time the American people may become ashamed of having been thrown into a panic by the painful effort of a pudgy parvenu to outdo ...
— Volume 1 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... met a certain Francisque Calve who had lately come from the Canaries, and who offered to return thither with all the things needed by the governor, but Bethencourt could not agree to this proposal before ...
— Celebrated Travels and Travellers - Part I. The Exploration of the World • Jules Verne

... book-shop to Truro, but had to come home when his brother died. T'other day he come to I and he says, 'Oh, John-James Beggoe, my dear, what shall I do? I forgot I did ought to arrange my cows all in steps, so to speak, so that they shouldn't all calve to wance, and now they'll all be a doen of it and us won't get no milk....'" John-James broke off with a chuckle, then resumed with: ...
— Secret Bread • F. Tennyson Jesse

... maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the thick bushes." As you say, there is ...
— Lavengro - The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest • George Borrow

... pictures and what has been written or spoken about them. We reverence them for their splendid work. It is the same with men and women singers—their faces are as familiar as though they were among us today. It is true we still have Nordica, Melba, Schumann-Heink, Calve, Eames, de Reszke, Adams, Sembrich and Terina, but their stars have gained their heights, and we must expect to see them dim and wane, but before they are entirely gone let us hope there will be others as good to take their places. While ...
— Sixty Years of California Song • Margaret Blake-Alverson

... years old in May, due to calve in April. Heifer, 2 years in June, and due to calve in April. Cow, 4 years old, due to calve in May. Bull calf 5 months old, and one good yearling ...
— The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884 - A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside • Various

... 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 than once ...
— Delineations of the Ox Tribe • George Vasey

... Lussan and runs Calve hard,' said the Premier who had made more than one trip to England and considered himself an authority in ...
— Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land • Rosa Praed

... over to Exeford in the morning," John began from the chimney-corner, looking straight at Annie; "for to zee a little calve, Jan, as us cuddn't get thee to lave houze about. Meesus have got a quare vancy vor un, from wutt her have heer'd of the brade. Now zit quite, wull 'e Miss Luzzie, or a 'wunt goo on no vurder. Vaine little ...
— Lorna Doone - A Romance of Exmoor • R. D. Blackmore



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



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