calve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v calve birth "the whales calve at this time of year"
    • v calve release ice "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves
    • Calve To bring forth a calf. "Their cow calveth ."
    • Calve To bring forth young; to produce offspring. "Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve ?""The grassy clods now calved ."
    • Calve (Phys. Geog) To throw off fragments which become icebergs; -- said of a glacier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Vellum, a fine-quality writing parchment, is prepared from animal skin: lambs, kids, and very young calves. Coarser, tougher types are made from the skins of male goats, wolves, and older calves. Vellum replaced papyrus and was superseded by paper.
    • calve To bring forth a calf or calves: sometimes used contemptuously of human beings, and by Milton of the earth at the creation of cattle, etc.
    • calve To become separated from or lose a portion of itself: said of a glacier when icebergs are broken off from it.
    • calve To become detached and fall inward, as earth or rock from the walls of a cutting: with in. Now cave in.
    • calve To give birth to, as a cow to a calf; bring forth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Calve käv to bring forth a calf.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cealfian,. See Calf
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cealfian. See Calf.

Usage

In literature:

The calves are sandy-brown, but never spotted, as are the fawns of the common deer.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
The door opened and a servant appeared, it was the miracle with calves.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
He also took six weaning calves to bring up.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Fashion in ethnography.+ The Carib women in Surinam think that large calves of the leg are a beauty.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
She has saved herself some hundreds of pounds by dismissing her stockmen, and leaving the calves un-branded.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
There were, he discovered, a hundred and fifty fine calves.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
We see through our field-glasses that there are calves among them.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Tie the dog up for the night and then go and put the calves in.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
All the black calves are destroyed.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
In one corner lay the carcases of two deer-calves which had been killed by wolves.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
There we will kill the cows and calves and send back their skins.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
When the calves are dropped I put two calves to suck one cow for six months.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
The others were the female and her two calves of the preceding year.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
This mornin' the boys found two cows with their hoofs burned, an' their calves run off.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Quey calves are dear veal.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
To-day the cattle were to be let out and the calves named.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
Milton and the Calves-head Club, 390.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
They numbered forty or fifty, leaving aside the calves that might be with them.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Pete Blaine and Hookey roped calves while Pan helped hold up.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Calves ought to be housed a night before this medicine is given.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In poetry:

I’d bring you these for dowry
A field from heather free,
White sheep upon the mountain,
And calves that follow me.
"Achill Girl's Song" by Padraic Colum
From Sinai we have heard thee speak,
And from mount Calv'ry too;
And yet to idols oft we seek,
While thou art in our view.
"The Golden Calf" by John Newton
There's joy in Paradise for me,
Although a weary child of sin;
The penitent on Calv'ry's tree
May find the way to enter in.
"Christ The Way" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Lowing they passed along,
And left their calves shut up;
They felt an instinct for their young,
But would not turn or stop.
"The Milch Kine Drawing The Ark : Faith's Surrender Of All" by John Newton
The lowing of the calves in summer-time,
Best season of the year!
Across the fertile plain, pleasant the sound,
Their call I hear.
"The Lay of Prince Marvan" by Anonymous Irish
It was the Ogre coming home; his supper
Was steaming nice and hot,--
Two calves upon a spit, ten rabbits roasting,
A whole sheep in the pot.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a scene in the documentary "Chasing Ice" that shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or "calving" — and violently crashing into the sea below.
NEW YORK — There is a scene in the documentary "Chasing Ice" that shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or "calving" — and violently crashing into the sea below.
There is a scene in the documentary "Chasing Ice" that shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing -- or "calving" -- and violently crashing into the sea below.
The sharks, which are not native to the Georgia coast , often follow pregnant right whales south to the warmer calving waters.
Vigo County resident Fred Butts was stunned March 30 when his 11-year-old cow , "Express Miss Pride," delivered the three calves.
If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat.
You're basically renting someone else's cow and paying them to raise your calves for you.
The recipient cow should also be able to deliver calves easily, have adequate milk production and good mothering ability, Grimes said.
Calving Downing in his 2008 Bucks County prison mug shot.
Feed the calves bottles 3.
Deficiencies of Vitamin A usually show up first as weak, blind or stillborn calves.
Beef cow-herd owners can follow the numbers to produce higher-quality calves worth more money at market time.
From Aug 4 to 26, Edinburgh is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an extravaganza of pipes and drums and well-turned calves peeking out from beneath kilts.
WASHINGTON, DC-JANUARY 19: Calves Livers at Palena Restaurant.
Experts say feeding hay in the evenings will help expectant cows calve during the daylight hours.
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In science:

It was shown by Corbo and Parkes [CP05], their proof being based on a result by Calvó-Armengol and ˙Ilkiliç [CA ˙I05], that cost is convex in the sum-distance model.
The Price of Anarchy for Network Formation in an Adversary Model
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