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milk

 (mĭlk)
n.
1. A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young.
2. The milk of cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by humans.
3. Any of various potable liquids resembling milk, such as coconut milk or soymilk.
4. A liquid resembling milk in consistency, such as milkweed sap or milk of magnesia.
v. milked, milk·ing, milks
v.tr.
1.
a. To draw milk from the teat or udder of (a female mammal).
b. To draw or extract a liquid from: milked the stem for its last drops of sap.
2. To press out, drain off, or remove (a liquid): milk venom from a snake.
3. Informal
a. To draw out or extract something from: milked the witness for information.
b. To obtain money or benefits from, in order to achieve personal gain; exploit: "The dictator and his cronies had milked their country of somewhere between $5 billion and $10 billion" (Russell Watson).
c. To obtain the greatest possible advantage from (a situation).
d. To get the greatest effect from (a line or scene in a play, for example).
v.intr.
1. To yield or supply milk.
2. To draw milk from a female mammal.
Idiom:
milk it
To take advantage of the help or kindness of others, as when one acts as if one still needs help after recovering from an illness.

[Middle English, from Old English milc; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

milk′er n.

milking

(ˈmɪlkɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) the act of removing or extracting milk from the udders or mammary glands of an animal such as a cow, goat, or sheep
Translations

milking

[ˈmɪlkɪŋ]
A. ADJlechero, de ordeño
B. Nordeño m
C. CPD milking machine Nordeñadora f mecánica

milking

[ˈmɪlkɪŋ] ntraite f
to do the milking → faire la traitemilking machine ntrayeuse fmilk jug npot m à lait

milking

nMelken nt

milking

[ˈmɪlkɪŋ] nmungitura

milk·ing

n. ordeño, maniobra para forzar sustancias fuera de un tubo; sacar leche.
References in classic literature ?
But not even Uncle Blair's sympathy could take the sting out of the fact that there was no Paddy to get the froth that night at milking time. Felicity cried bitterly all the time she was straining the milk.
To all appearance Molly had got through her after-dinner work in an exemplary manner, had "cleaned herself" with great dispatch, and now came to ask, submissively, if she should sit down to her spinning till milking time. But this blameless conduct, according to Mrs.
She flitted in and out among them during milking time.
The migrating buffalo, which seeks new pastures in another latitude, is not extravagant like the cow which kicks over the pail, leaps the cowyard fence, and runs after her calf, in milking time. I desire to speak somewhere without bounds; like a man in a waking moment, to men in their waking moments; for I am convinced that I cannot exaggerate enough even to lay the foundation of a true expression.
Three different dairy cattle feeding systems are discernible in the country:1) The extensive system where cows are totally grazed, and only supplemented with concentrates, usually at milking time. This system is applicable where the dairy farmer can afford to allocate two to four acres of grazing land per cow.
It's milking time in Lushebere, and several farmhands have gathered together outside a small barn with their cattle.
Made up of passionate broadcasters, who were up early giving ag news at milking time, they became those trusted sources of ag news all through the day.
In the past they were used by shepherds to call the cows from the pastures and into the barn at milking time. Their usage has experienced a revival and there are now more than 1,800 alphorn blowers in Switzerland and around the world.
Milking time off the clock, playing the ball into the corners, taking their time over restarts, it all incensed the home faithful but was actually part of a very professional away display.
From mid-April until approximately the first week in December, the cows feed mainly on pasture with a small amount of grain at milking time. According to Art, the herd is rotated into a new pasture after each milking.
Well, all good things come to an end and a little voice in my head kept saying milking time. It got more and more insistent so I reluctantly left the heaven of my super soft bed and was meandering round to the back of the parlour.
* The daily milk yield on Farm A was higher (27.33 kg/day) than that on the other two farms because of the high milk yield per milking (11.59 kg/milking), milking flow rate (1.51 kg/min) and the milking time spent in the AMS per visit (7.69 min).