cow

(redirected from empty cow)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
See: browbeat, deter, frighten, hector, humiliate, intimidate

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Two teams seeking to fuse human DNA with empty cow eggs to study diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are expected to be granted licenses in November by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
Better health of the sucklers means that empty cow rates are down to 5pc, with 84pc of cows and heifers calving over a four-week spread.
Averages: Bulls (20) av PS2,972.86; Cows & calves (51) av PS2,178.92; In-calf hfrs (9) av PS1,967.82; Maiden hfrs (36) av PS1,284.21; Dry cows (34) av PS1,161.79; Empty cows (20) av PS903.62; Xbred cows & calves (12) av PS1,627.94; Xbred in-calf cows (78) av PS962.81.