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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 ?
Batches of the animals were sent away daily to this lying-in hospital, where they lived on straw till their calves were born, after which event, and as soon as the calf could walk, mother and offspring were driven back to the dairy.
It was when the great lilacs and laburnums in the old-fashioned gardens showed their golden and purple wealth above the lichen-tinted walls, and when there were calves still young enough to want bucketfuls of fragrant milk.
I could ha' wished Nancy had had the luck to find a child like that and bring her up," said Priscilla to her father, as they sat in the gig; "I should ha' had something young to think of then, besides the lambs and the calves.
There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
There was no sound from the elephants, except once, when two or three little calves squeaked together.
So in a trice the carcass of the cow would be cleaned out, and entrails would have vanished; it was Jurgis' task to slide them into the trap, calves and all, and on the floor below they took out these "slunk" calves, and butchered them for meat, and used even the skins of them.
The first day - mainly for beef finishers - will give advice on feeding, rearing and finishing healthy calves.
Milking management: Calves were taken away from their dams three days after calving.
A total of 297,614 field-based CE records were collected, and all records were scored into five ordered categories of birth events, from an easier calving (CE1) to the maximum difficulty calving (CE5), based on the magnitude of the difficulties faced during the births of the calves and a relative assistance required by their dams.
The calves in treatment group were supplied with mixed ration of chopped roughage (5-7 cm) and concentrate calf starter feed and the calves in control group were supplied with natural roughage and concentrate feed separately.
Several million calves in the United States and Canada are lost each year during birth or shortly after, and 45 percent of those deaths are because of dystocia (delayed or difficult birth).
With this change, FSIS will begin to require that veal calves that are brought to slaughter but cannot rise and walk be promptly and humanely euthanized, and prohibited from entering the food supply.