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Calve   Listen

(past & past part. calved; pres. part. calving)
Release ice.  Synonym: break up.
Birth.  Synonym: have young.

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"Calve" Quotes from Famous Books

... one year and eight months old. Shorthorns breed early, whilst the mountain varieties are seldom in calf before they are three years old. The practice of very early breeding, though approved of by some extensive rearers of stock, is not to be commended for sound physiological reasons. Cows calve at all times of the year; but the most favorable time is near the end of winter, or in early spring. The cows should at this time be in fair condition—neither too fat nor too lean. Parturition should take ...
— The Stock-Feeder's Manual - the chemistry of food in relation to the breeding and - feeding of live stock • Charles Alexander Cameron

... the eastern coast, and following a range of mountains westward to the Marino of Solenzara. The division was by no means equal; the country di quĂ , including the present arrondissements of Bastia, Corte, and Calve, being one-third larger than the di lĂ , comprising the arrondissements of Ajaccio ...
— Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia - with Notices of their History, Antiquities, and Present Condition. • Thomas Forester

... Wilson, M.A., writes to me from Tasmania that he has never heard of any sterility having been observed. He himself formerly possessed a herd of such crossed cattle, and all were perfectly fertile; so much so, that he cannot remember even a single cow failing to calve. These several facts afford an important confirmation of the Pallasian doctrine that the descendants of species which when first domesticated would if crossed have been in all probability in some degree sterile, ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication - Volume I • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Calve" :   have young, divide, have, birth, break up, give birth, separate, bear, part, deliver

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