cow


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COW. In a penal statute which mentions both cows and beefer's, it was held that by the term cow, must be understood one that had a calf. 2 East, P. C. 616; 1 Leach, 105.

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Hans told him what had happened, how he was dry, and wanted to milk his cow, but found the cow was dry too.
Meantime he began to be tired, and hungry too, for he had given away his last penny in his joy at getting the cow.
But still the brindled cow trudged on, whisking her tail to keep the flies away, and taking as little notice of Cadmus as she well could.
Where a brook glistened brightly across the path, there the cow drank, and breathed a comfortable sigh, and drank again.
My cow has broken her leg, and I must take her to the mender's shop and have it glued on again.
She picked up the leg sulkily and led her cow away, the poor animal limping on three legs.
I was even more surprised and touched at this action than I had been at the tears of the cow.
Really," he said, flushing, and at once, to change the conversation, he said: "Then I'll send you two cows, shall I?
But the sea cows did not answer because Sea Cow cannot talk.
While my mother talked I and the cow with the white face stood still and watched, and the baby Baleka cried aloud.
And so, when he was caught while trying to steal the cows of Iphiclus and taken bound to the city of Aegina, and when the house, in which Iphiclus was, was about to fall, he told an old woman, one of the servants of Iphiclus, and in return was released.
These myriads of cows stretching under her eyes from the far east to the far west outnumbered any she had ever seen at one glance before.