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小牛, 幼仔, 小牛皮, 腓, 小腿, (非正式)呆头呆脑的年轻人

  1. The cow cast her calf.
  2. Many a good cow hath a bad calf.
  3. Many good cows have evil calves.

Calf \Calf\, n.; pl. {Calves}. [OE. calf, kelf, AS. cealf; akin
to D. kalf, G. kalb, Icel. k[=a]lfr, Sw. kalf, Dan. kalv,
Goth. kalb[=o]; cf. Skr. garbha fetus, young, Gr. ?????, Skr
grabh to seize, conceive, Ir. colpa, colpach, a calf.
1. The young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of
quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of
the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale.

2. Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine,
light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind
books in calf.

3. An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a
dolt. [Colloq.]

Some silly, doting, brainless calf. --Drayton.

4. A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.

5. A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a
glacier or berg, and rising to the surface. --Kane.

6. [Cf. Icel. k[=a]lfi.] The fleshy hinder part of the leg
below the knee.

{Calf's-foot jelly}, jelly made from the feet of calves. The
gelatinous matter of the feet is extracted by boiling, and
is flavored with sugar, essences, etc.

  1. Thirty-five calves were born with such abnormalities as six legs or missing ribs, Kudin said.
  2. "Most calves like this die shortly after birth, so a calf living even this long is highly unusual," Spurrell said.
  3. Increased sightings of dolphin calves in the past three months is encouraging, but recovery from two years of poisoning that killed hundreds of dolphins will be a slow process, researchers say.
  4. One rancher, Dr. George Ingham, said he lost two calves.
  5. He enjoys the banter and he rarely comes second. Underneath the incredible hulk, with calves the width of sewage pipes, there is genuine humility.
  6. One explanation for the surprising number could be found in the USDA's contention that the number of calves born in 1988 was 2 percent higher than the number born in 1987.
  7. Palladin was one of 34 witnesses Tuesday at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing in a debate over whether calves destined to become cuts of milk-fed veal ought to spend their short lives in a freer state consuming more than just liquid.
  8. They sculpted cows so motherly that young calves came up to suckle the statues.
  9. Chicken and rabbit dishes lacked conviction, and the calves liver was over-cooked.
  10. Four caribou calves also were born in the wild.
  11. A consignment of 240 calves spend more than 45 hours locked in a Dutch truck travelling from Limerick in Ireland, via Dover, to Barcelona in Spain.
  12. Ranchers have complained vigorously that the buffalo that roam from the park damage property and threaten to infect cows with brucellosis, a bacterial disease that causes cows to abort their calves.
  13. Brucellosis, also called Bang's disease, causes domestic cattle to lose their calves.
  14. Although futures prices were expected to register an immediate reaction to the report, Morgan said the impact on beef prices would not be felt until late 1989 or early 1990, when the the calves born in the second half of 1988 are ready for slaughter.
  15. Cattle and calves in Canada totaled 12,195,100, up 1% from a year earlier.
  16. As a result, the calves are the most likely spot for a deep-vein clot to form.
  17. Jones said that although a small percentage of livestock producers are selling medicated animals for slaughter, the illegally high drug residues continue to be a problem, notably in swine, culled dairy cows and young calves.
  18. McDonald said the moose population has been helped by mild winters the past two years. "They pumped out calves like I can't believe," McDonald said.
  19. Eventually, the calves produced by the heifers will grow up and be added to the nation's beef output.
  20. Studies of carcasses this spring indicated that most of the dead elk were either elderly or calves.
  21. It quoted veterinarian Peter Kudin of the Petrovsky Animal Farm as saying 37 pigs and 27 calves were born with defects in the year after Chernobyl and the numbers for the first nine months of 1988 were 41 and 35.
  22. Activists claim the calves are chained and force-fed drug-laden food before their slaughter at age four months.
  23. The values were construed by including allowances for calves and culled cows, and converting them to a one-cow figure.
  24. The Jan. 1 inventory of cattle and calves on the nation's farms and ranches edged up from a year ago to 99.3 million, but was still below the 99.6 million of 1988, the Agriculture Department said Friday.
  25. Klaus Matthiesen, agriculture minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, on Friday ordered the confiscation of 15,000-20,000 calves belonging to a single company.
  26. "Higher prices during July for feeder cattle and calves, gasoline and building materials were partially offset by lower feed prices," the report said.
  27. The department reported that about 39 million calves were born in 1991, which is about equal to the government's revised estimate for the 1990 crop.
  28. A second expert said an increase had been noticed in the amount of veal offered for sale at farmers' markets, indicating more calves were being slaughtered, and that Soviet statistics indicated a slight drop in milk production.
  29. Contestants in the Miss Texas USA 1990 Pageant will stroll down the walkway in swimsuit competition, but won't have the assistance of high heels to improve the shapeliness of their calves.
  30. The information then will be reported to dairy farmers who can use it to decide which cows and their calves to keep in the herd.
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