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Synonyms for calve

release ice


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The horses and the colts and the cows and the calves ran at pasture among them or over them, and flower or shrub had to take its chance.
Several times, in making the circuit of the deck, he managed to scratch the flying calves with his teeth.
Like the mountain lion, the man was an enemy to man, and all men were his enemies, seeking his life which he had forfeited in ways more terrible than the lion which had merely killed calves for food.
I've got the prettiest little drove of calves out there you ever saw.
She had been dreaming that she was back in Kansas again, and playing in the old barn-yard with the calves and pigs and chickens all around her; and at first, as she rubbed the sleep from her eyes, she really imagined she was there.
His shoulders were broad beyond all size, and the calves of his legs larger than those of a common chairman.
Stumps's calves are running down into his ankles; they want to get to grass.
Amongst his other small avocations, he was the hind carrier of a sedan-chair, the last of its race, in which the Rugby ladies still went out to tea, and in which, when he was fairly harnessed and carrying a load, it was the delight of small and mischievous boys to follow him and whip his calves.
There is a patience of the wild--dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself--that holds motionless for endless hours the spider in its web, the snake in its coils, the panther in its ambuscade; this patience belongs peculiarly to life when it hunts its living food; and it belonged to Buck as he clung to the flank of the herd, retarding its march, irritating the young bulls, worrying the cows with their half-grown calves, and driving the wounded bull mad with helpless rage.
As twilight fell the old bull stood with lowered head, watching his mates--the cows he had known, the calves he had fathered, the bulls he had mastered--as they shambled on at a rapid pace through the fading light.
I particularly promised to send them some cattle, such as sheep, hogs, and cows: as to the two cows and calves which I brought from England, we had been obliged, by the length of our voyage, to kill them at sea, for want of hay to feed them.
The reality is, little Jacob, with the calves of his legs exposed to the open air, and himself tied up in a shawl.
Farmer Michael Creagh is producing a musical but his cows keep hitting wrong notes by producing calves at the same time.
2002) but also includes increased insemination costs, reduced returns from calves born and higher replacement costs (Bagnato and Oltenacu, 1994).
A whole herd investigation identified two persistently infected (PI) calves - animals born with the BVD infection.