cows

Definitions

  • JACK SELLS A COW FOR SOME BEANS
    JACK SELLS A COW FOR SOME BEANS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cows domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age "so many head of cattle","wait till the cows come home","seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible","a team of oxen"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE COW EATS TOM THE COW EATS TOM
COW AND CALF COW AND CALF
Cow-boy Cow-boy
He Did Cry Like a Cow--frontispiece He Did Cry Like a Cow--frontispiece
Appointed Cows to Furnish Milk--4-51-500 Appointed Cows to Furnish Milk--4-51-500
Newspaper in the cow stable Newspaper in the cow stable
A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful A Cow's Dose Is a Teacupful
THE AMBITIOUS COW THE AMBITIOUS COW

Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?.”
  • Ogden Nash
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    “The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.”
  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “Sacred cows make the best hamburger.”
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.”
  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    “To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.”

Idioms

Cash cow - A product, business, etc, that generates a continuous flow of money or a high proportion of overall profits is a cash cow.
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Sacred cow - Something that is a sacred cow is held in such respect that it cannot be criticised or attacked.
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Till the cows come home - This idioms means 'for a very long time'. ('Until the cows come home' is also used.)
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Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free - This idiom is usually used to refer to men who don't want to get married, when they can get all the benefits of marriage without getting married.
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Usage

In literature:

Nothing does so much to dry a cow up, especially a young cow, as the senseless treatment to which she is too often subjected.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Girls are bought from their parents while mere children by the payment of so many cows, goats, etc.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
The virtues of cows are more active than passive.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
Wallie drew off his riding gloves and stepped up briskly in a professional manner and pried open the mouth of the protesting cow.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
They houghed my cow, two years ago, sir.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
We stood to sell eighty thousand dollars' worth of beef cows that fall.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
I never saw a purple cow!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
You may remove it by heating the milk as soon as it has been drawn from the cows.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
For a long time it was but a venial crime to kill a cow and eat it if one were hungry.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Well, Johnnie, the Muley Cow and Spot the dog were in the back pasture one day, where the Muley Cow had strayed.
"The Tale of the The Muley Cow" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The cow utters a prolonged and strangely wild call.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
She had plenty land he left her and cows, some hogs.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Then along came the Cow and asked what was the matter.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Mama sends me over to Sally Ann, the cow woman, to get some milk and onions.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
The lower leaves may be stripped off twice during the season, to feed to cows or other stock, without injury to the crop.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
On the other hand, a pure-bred registered cow may often be purchased at moderate cost.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
You've often wished for a cow, and we'll get you one that has just calved.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
The last cow I tried to milk was a common cow, born in obscurity; kind of a self-made cow.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
This stranger begins to throw me horse talk and cow stories.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
Then he smoothed the cow-lick over his one eye, and sorta studied the kid.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
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In poetry:

Thank you, pretty cow, that made
Pleasant milk to soak my bread
Every day and every night,
Warm, and fresh, and sweet, and white.
"Pretty Cow" by Jane Taylor
An' ev'ry cow of hers do stand,
An' never overzet her païl;
Nor try to kick her nimble hand,
Nor switch her wi' her heavy taïl.
"The Milk-Maid O’ The Farm" by William Barnes
"I will not have it," said the king,
"I swear, so mote I thee;
Thy foul cow-hide I would not bear,
If thou wouldst give it to me."
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
Udder'd cows are standing—pensive,
Not belonging to that ilk;
How shall horn, or tail defensive,
Keep the water from their milk?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And she thought of the country garden
She could smell the new-mown hay,
She could smell the dear old cow-shed
All those miles away!
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
It’s very nice to think of how
In every country lives a Cow
To furnish milk with all her might
For Kittens’ comfort and delight.
"A Thought" by Oliver Herford

In news:

Pier 40, Once a Cash Cow , Is Slowly Killing Hudson River Park.
This wagon, loaded for a three-day drive, leads 220 cattle and nine neighborly cow hands.
A cow licks its muzzle in Padukka, Sri Lanka, where the UN has worked to eradicate rinderpest.
The Knight family, the cow cavalry and the unofficial mayor of Boca Grande.
Cow facing slaughter kills Eid celebrant .
Two teenage brothers are charged in a series of cow and horse shooting deaths in Choctaw .
I think it has always been around, and the current attention is an offshoot of our panic about mad cow disease.
Actually, even mad cow disease may be overblown.
Toledo is home to the famed "Butter Cow Lady," the late Norma "Duffy" Lyon, of Iowa State Fair fame.
David Albers/Staff Cast member Kristin Cassidy rehearses the role of Cow during a rehearsal for "Click, Clack , Moo" at Sugden Community Theater on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Naples.
The front end of a cow carcass was dangling from the ceiling.
You click on a cow, and that's all you do.
Bogost furrows his brow asking, "Why didn't they just click the 'Full Page' link to get to the cows.".
One idea that Kansas State Extension Cow/Calf Specialist Dr Bob Weaber offered up at the recent K-State Beef Conference was: " Cull your replacements".
Net beef cow culling rate for year may be about 11 percent.
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In science:

An investigation of this kind is the COW experiment in which the effect of the weight of the neutron on the interference pattern was studied.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
In this paper, we present the results of an evaluation of 3412 cows seen in satellite pictures.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Second, we evaluated the body axes of individual cows, as in our opinion magnetoreception is a property of an individual and not of the herd.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Third, we evaluated the orientation of the heads, as it is possible that, even if no unidirectionality were found in the axial data, all cows could be oriented with their heads to the northern half of the circle.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
In the second step, we evaluated the body axes of individual cows.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Fig. 2 Axial data showing the orientation of the mean vectors of the cows.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Moroever, SOCK encoded the RequestResponse communication primitive which is not supported by COWS.
Reasoning About a Service-oriented Programming Paradigm
Of course this is highly subjective, e.g. a missing limb from the segmentation of a cow might be an error of 0.5% but is visually unpleasing, or an incorrectly segmented low-contrast area has an error of 2% but is visually not disturbing.
Learning an Interactive Segmentation System
In 1975 Colella, Overhauser, and Werner (COW) performed an experiment which observed gravitational phase shift in a neutron beam interferometer .
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
The second equality follows from the de Broglie wavelength formula (for neutron velocity v) and in this sense the COW experiment can be regarded as a gravitational redshift experiment for massive particles.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
Such an optical COW experiment could provide tests of gravitational redshift in the context of a quantum optics experiment.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
Note that this optical COW interferometry experiment would be carried out over much larger distances so that the Earth’s gravitational field is not constant.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
Global Games: Theory and Application,” Cow les Foundation Discussion Paper, No 1275R, pp.
Testing Regression Monotonicity in Econometric Models
We will also compare these codes to BWBE and such codes with an over-loading factor of about ͸ʹΨ that can be decoded practically show that as the over-loading factor increases, the proposed COW/COO codes an over-loading factor of almost ͳͷ͸Ψ that need to be discovered.
A Class of Errorless Codes for Over-loaded Synchronous Wireless and Optical CDMA Systems
COW and COO codes with high percentage of over-loading factor.
A Class of Errorless Codes for Over-loaded Synchronous Wireless and Optical CDMA Systems
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