Definitions for calfkæf, kɑf
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young of domestic cattle
the muscular back part of the shank
fine leather from the skin of a calf
young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
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
leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf
an awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt
a small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man
a small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface
the fleshy hinder part of the leg below the knee
Origin: [OE. calf, kelf, AS. cealf; akin to D. kalf, G. kalb, Icel. klfr, Sw. kalf, Dan. kalv, Goth. kalb; cf. Skr. garbha fetus, young, Gr. , Skr grabh to seize, conceive, Ir. colpa, colpach, a calf. 222.]
Calves are the young of domestic cattle. Calves are reared to become adult cattle, or are slaughtered for their meat, called veal.
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The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..
We are thrilled to continue our commitment to the sustainability of the Masai giraffe population in North America with this calf.
Herd rebuilding is on the way, but putting a calf into the herd today will take at least a year and a half before you get anything out of it.
We need to introduce the calf to the other giraffes, and to the outdoors, so it takes a while. We know people are anxious to see the calf, but it is really for its safety.
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