calving

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calving giving birth to a calf
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When blue whales are first born, they gain as much as 200 pounds a day while they are calves
    • n calving The act of bringing forth a calf: said of cows, whales, and seals.
    • n calving The separation of masses of ice from a glacier from time to time as it extends itself into the sea, giving rise to icebergs.
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Usage

In literature:

My job was picking up chips and keeping the calves and cows separate so that the calves wouldn't suck the cows dry.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
As was expected, the herd consisted solely of cows and calves.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
Cattle in scattered bands snuffed and stared or started away hulking, yet swift, the bulls sullen and ferocious, the calves wild as deer.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
Alligators were in prodigious numbers, children and calves being constantly carried off by them.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Calves he had made the acquaintance of when he was the farmhouse pet, in those far-off days.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
The stags are mostly by themselves at this season, for the does are with their young calves.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
A positive light appeared to issue from Fezziwig's calves.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Going out in a boat he found the two calves running about seeking a way to reach the east bank.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
He also took six weaning calves to bring up.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Before calving, milk-fever, or dropping after calving, is to be guarded against.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
They are sturdy, cheery fellows, with well-shaped calves and muscular short feet.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
Most of the cows which had not calved before being attacked, lost their calves prematurely.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Thus may you dress calves or lambs brains.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
The others were the female and her two calves of the preceding year.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
I saw your calves in the corral with their flanks still sore.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
She was surprised to see how the little bunch of calves had grown, not only in size but in numbers.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Duncan had found twenty Double R calves runnin' with the Star cattle which had been marked secret.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
A wolf that gets to killing calves this time of year is a pretty costly neighbor.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
They not only milk these cows, but they tenderly raise their calves.
"Harper's Young People, October 19, 1880" by Various
Selling the calves would give him the excuse that he had been casting about after for a month.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
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In poetry:

The li'l Calves came to Cain's fine house
With the Evenin' Star between their brows,
Sayin' "'Give us water an' we'll be cows."
But Cain he told 'em—"No!"
"Cain and Abel" by Rudyard Kipling
The whirled boat in the burn of his blood
Is crying from nets to knives,
Oh the shearwater birds and their boatsized brood
Oh the bulls of Biscay and their calves
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
The gravid elephant, the calving hind,
The breeding bitch, the she-ape big with young
Were the first gentle midwives of mankind;
The teeming lioness rasped her with her tongue;
"Imperial Adam" by A D Hope
‘In the year of our Lord nineteen-fifteen
the acres are ploughed and the acres are green,
and the calves and the lambs and the foals are born,
but man the angel is all forlorn.
"Nineteen-Fifteen" by John Drinkwater
He'll turn out a halter, or stockwhip can make,
As you've seldom cast eyes on before;
And never the "nugget" was calved that could break
Michael's whips, which he plaits by the score.
"Brigalow Mick" by Harry Breaker Morant
At on time, in America, many years ago,
Large gray wolves wont to wander to and fro;
And from the farm yards they carried pigs and calves away,
Which they devoured ravenously, without dismay.
"Saved" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Following Caley's birth earlier this month, zoo spokesperson Melinda Arnold said it is likely some of the calves will eventually have to be moved to other facilities.
Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers weak to 2.00 lower, instances 2.00-4.00 lower on unweaned calves .
Unweaned calves and bulls met resistance again this week.
All have 100-350 lbs calves .
Because calves enter the facility between 12 and 24 hours after birth, the Halls work with their dairy producers to ensure that all calves are given the best start possible.
KENAI — Eighty-three percent of the moose calves collared this year in an Alaska Department of Fish and Game calf mortality study died, according to the study's findings.
The study determined that black bears killed two calves , an undetermined bear species killed five calves , wolves or coyotes killed one and an unknown predator killed three.
A second high source of moose calf death was more surprising — researchers who frightened cow moose into abandoning their calves .
A second high source of moose calf death was more surprising - researchers who frightened cow moose into abandoning their calves .
WCS is working to save the great caribou herds of the Far North by helping to formulate conservation policies and programs that would protect the animal's migratory pathways and calving grounds.
Compared to last week, a light test of yearlings and a heavy test of longtime weaned calves weighing over 600 lbs (both bound for the feedlot) sold mostly steady.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on November 1, 2012.
Regional average cash prices for calves and feeders traded narrowly mixed.
The sharks, which are not native to the Georgia coast, often follow pregnant right whales south to the warmer calving waters.
Although Dickerson Park Zoo has seen considerable successes with breeding giraffes , over time the mortality rate for calves is approximately 25 percent.
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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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