springing cow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n springing cow a cow about to give birth
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Usage

In literature:

The cows went directly to the spring from which Paul had already drunk.
"Paul Prescott's Charge" by Horatio Alger
Well, one day in the spring, as I say, Larry and me was ridin', when we came across a Lazy Y cow and calf.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
On Mr. K. going out, he found, instead of our "calico" cow, a brindled one that had been dry since the spring!
"A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" by Isabella L. Bird
It might have been a spring once, but now it was a mud-hole with a dead cow lying in it.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
What a contrast it was to the gray, stupid towns where the Terror waited to spring upon the cowed people.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
The cows are down thar by the spring.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
One day I was carrying water from the spring and I run up on Grandmammy and Uncle Nick skinning a cow.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Spring and no birds, she thought sadly, gathering her few wild flowers when the cows had gone home that second afternoon.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
Sixty cows used to be driven at noon to drink at the spring.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
The cow attempted to spring towards them, but the bull, seeming to understand the trick, tried to stop her by running between them.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Our muse it doth refuse to sing
Of cheese made early in the spring,
When cows give milk from spring fodder
You cannot make a good cheddar.
"Dairy Ode" by James McIntyre
Ees, that's the job; why 'tis a handy thing
To have a bit o' common, I do know,
To put a little cow upon in Spring,
The while woone's bit ov orcha'd grass do grow.
"Eclogue:--The Common A-Took In" by William Barnes
She milked the cow; and all the morn was hushed -
(It was a beast that never kicked or rushed)
The startled dicky-birds of early Spring
Sat up amazed to mark this splendid thing,
Nigh fainting with delight upon the bough . . . .
She milked the cow.
"The Martyr of Bovinia" by C J Dennis

In news:

Two Air Force Academy cadets find several frozen cows during a snowshoeing trip over spring break.
We run about 40 momma cows and split them between spring and fall calving .
The spring calving season should be in full swing now, and top priority for all our cattle producers is firstly to get a live calf and secondly to keep cows in sufficient body condition to rebreed early.
Although drought conditions have led many producers to significantly cull their cattle herds the past two years, spring-calving herds may still need to be examined for nonproductive cows that should be removed,News.
Rangers from the US Forest Service are debating ways to warn hikers that frozen cows may have contaminated a popular hot springs before they were chopped up and removed last week.
Cow prices are driven by a number of factors, but there's typically a strong seasonal influence on the market with prices traditionally peaking in late spring.
Our "girls" (the cows and heifers-females that have yet to have a baby) and a few "boys" (the bulls) have lush green pastures to roam every spring and summer.
Frozen cows in Colorado may have contaminated hot springs .
Federal forest officials want visitors of a Colorado hot springs to be very careful about what's lurking inside a remote cabin nearby: Frozen cows.
Rangers believe the cows wandered into the cabin near the popular Conundrum Hot Springs during a snowstorm but couldn't find their way out.
Frozen cows in cabin spur warnings at hot springs .
There are a number of techniques producers can employ to help animals maintain rate of gain and to protect cows as they approach the spring calving season.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado wildlife officials asking for the public's help in finding who shot a cow moose and her two calves in a subdivision between Granby and Grand Lake.
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo.—Colorado wildlife officials asking for the public's help in finding who shot a cow moose and her two calves in a subdivision between Granby and Grand Lake.
At the recent London Fashion Week, 32-year-old British designer Rachel Freire showed a dress made of 3,000 cow and yak nipples —part of her spring-summer 2012 "Nippleocalypse" collection—and met with harsh criticism.
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