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Cow (noun)

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Cow n.s. [in the plural, anciently kine, or keen, now commonly cows; cu, Sax. koe, Dutch.] The female of the bull; the horned animal with cloven feet, kept for her milk and calves.

We see that the horns of oxen and cows, for the most part, are larger than the bulls; which is caused by abundance of moisture, which in the horns of the bull faileth. Bacon.

After the fever is diminished, asses and goats milk may be necessary; yea, a diet of cows milk alone. Wiseman's Surgery.

Then, leaving in the fields his grazing cows,
He sought himself some hospitable house:
Good Creton entertain'd his godlike guest.
Dryden's Fables.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Dryden, John (788) · Wiseman, Richard (68)

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