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.
I know not how far Cadmus had gone, nor could he himself have told you, when at no great distance before him, he beheld a brindled cow. She was lying down by the wayside, and quietly chewing her cud; nor did she take any notice of the young man until he had approached pretty nigh.
My cow has broken her leg, and I must take her to the mender's shop and have it glued on again.
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?
Then he remembered in a flash what the Burgomaster gull had screamed to him when he was a little yearling at Walrus Islet, and he tumbled backward in the water, for he knew that he had found Sea Cow at last.
She sat for a long while thus, while the child cried, the cow lowed to be milked, and I wiped up the blood with the grass.
"I did but cut off the tail of that man's cow. He betrayed me.
The great quantity of honey that is gathered, and a prodigious number of cows that is kept here, have often made me call Abyssinia a land of honey and butter.
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.
The cows in headlong panic, the bulls furious with rage, uttering deep roars, and occasionally turning with a desperate rush upon their pursuers.