• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Beeve A beef; a beef creature. "They would knock down the first beeve they met with."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beeve An animal of the bovine genus, as a cow, bull, or ox.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formed from beeves, pl. of beef,


In literature:

At once with tidings of his slaughter'd beeves, And he, incensed, the Immortals thus address'd.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Captain Sharp accordingly sent word that no violence was to be offered to those who brought the beeves down to the ship.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
I have a wife and children, besides a few herds and other live stock, likewise sundry beeves i' the forest.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
They need not suppose the slaughtering of pigs and beeves is the highest duty of man.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
Each regiment was ordered to kill several sheep and beeves, found the same day on the lands of a rich Virginian.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
Say, Dan Lawson, you living that way, ain't it right that Jason's got a couple of hundred beeves in his corrals?
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Northumbrian beeves are safe.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Mr. Beeve with the slow, huge turn and stand-fast of Parson Rasba.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
Because we're waitin' to ship them two hundred beeves to the coast.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The English have the hearts of poets in the bodies of beeves.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
He was a small man with hard, quick eyes; they grew harder as they rested on that wealth of beeves.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
The heavy army wagons drawn by oxen, and the beeves and led animals were in the center.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
The men crowded down to meet him joyfully, and Brian found that Cathbarr had come home safe with his beeves and was hungry for fight.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
But Gen. Lee writes that his beeves are so poor the soldiers won't eat the meat.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The English troops received sheep and beeves from Brussels, they were well fed and glowing with health.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
The next day we killed three beeves for the Indians, and they were paid for by Captain Lawton.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
In 1874 the largest drive to Kansas ever recorded took place, when half a million beeves were driven through.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
Figure 12 shows a very cheap and convenient device for hanging either hogs or beeves.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
The army lost some of their beeves in passing.
"A Woman's Wartime Journal" by Dolly Sumner Lunt
Two beeves were brought in by our Platoon and Evans and Blake went and dug out a sweet potato patch for the twenty-fourth time.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones

In poetry:

Golden the goodwife's butter,
Ruby her currant-wine;
Grand were the strutting turkeys,
Fat were the beeves and swine.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And placed around the orchard, sir,
Were hives and hives of bees;
In the piggery the hogs were;
In the pasture, the beeves.
"Joe's Farm" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
"Lost," "lost," the beeves and the bullocks,
The cattle men sell and buy,
Crowded upon the fair green,
Low to the lightless sky.
"Before The Fair" by Padraic Colum
And, with none anear save the browsing beeves,
Had lain and refreshed my soul
With the maiden grace of its waving leaves,
And the strength of its manly bole.
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
From meads and pastures on the hills
And in the mountain valleys deep,
Alive with beeves and sweet-breathed kine
Of famous Ayr or Devon's line
And shepherd-guarded sheep:
"Harvest Hymn" by Charles Sangster
"'Wi' the shocks an' the sheaves, the lambs an' the beeves,
The ducks an' the geese an' the good speckled hen,
Rye-grass an' clover, an' barns brimmin' over,
To feed the King's horses an' feed the King's men.'"
"Speed The Plough: A Country Song" by Cicely Fox Smith