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calves 1

 (kăvz, kävz)
n.
Plural of calf1.

calves 2

 (kăvz, kävz)
n.
Plural of calf2.

calves

(kɑːvz)
n
the plural of calf1, calf2

calf1

(kæf, kɑf)

n., pl. calves (kavz, kävz).
1. the young of the domestic cow or other bovine animal.
2. the young of certain other mammals, as the elephant, seal, and whale.
3. calfskin leather.
4. Informal. an awkward, silly boy or man.
5. a mass of ice detached from a glacier, iceberg, or floe.
[before 900; Old English cealf, calf]

calf2

(kæf, kɑf)

n., pl. calves (kavz, kävz).
the fleshy part of the back of the human leg below the knee.
[1275–1325; < Old Norse kalfi]
Translations
mečateleta

calves

pl de calf
References in classic literature ?
Her outgrown cotton dress switched about her calves, over the boot-tops.
I mention this circumstance, because, as if the cows and calves had been purposely locked up in this innermost fold; and as if the wide extent of the herd had hitherto prevented them from learning the precise cause of its stopping; or, possibly, being so young, unsophisticated, and every way innocent and inexperienced; however it may have been, these smaller whales --now and then visiting our becalmed boat from the margin of the lake --evinced a wondrous fearlessness and confidence, or else a still becharmed panic which it was impossible not to marvel at.
Red cattle, black, white, and yellow cattle; old cattle and young cattle; great bellowing bulls and little calves not an hour born; meek-eyed milch cows and fierce, long-horned Texas steers.
A negotiation was opened through the medium of the ambassador, Sam; and after much pacing to and fro, till, I think, the said Sam's calves must have ached with the exercise, permission was at last, with great difficulty, extorted from the rigorous Sibyl, for the three to wait upon her in a body.
A positive light appeared to issue from Fezziwig's calves.
He bent down so low to frown at his boots, that he was able to rub the calves of his legs in the pause he made.
This was the occasion when all the society of Raveloe and Tarley, whether old acquaintances separated by long rutty distances, or cooled acquaintances separated by misunderstandings concerning runaway calves, or acquaintances founded on intermittent condescension, counted on meeting and on comporting themselves with mutual appropriateness.
Then, after them, the crowd of the Halakazi slaves were driven in,--women, boys, and maids, a great number--and they stood behind the ranks huddled together like frightened calves.
It soon appeared that his skill came short of his ambition; for, after several narrow escapes and some frantic staggering, his calves, elbows, and occiput smote the ice almost simultaneously.
Keep the cows and calves together, and the bulls and the plow buffaloes by themselves.
Look you, those calves and thighs are well rounded and straight.
There is at this time a Parian philosopher residing in Athens, of whom I have heard; and I came to hear of him in this way:--I came across a man who has spent a world of money on the Sophists, Callias, the son of Hipponicus, and knowing that he had sons, I asked him: 'Callias,' I said, 'if your two sons were foals or calves, there would be no difficulty in finding some one to put over them; we should hire a trainer of horses, or a farmer probably, who would improve and perfect them in their own proper virtue and excellence; but as they are human beings, whom are you thinking of placing over them?