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  1. (noun) A young cow or bull.
  2. (noun) The young of certain other mammals, such as the elephant or whale.
  3. (noun) Calfskin leather.
  4. (noun) A large floating chunk of ice split off from a glacier, iceberg, or floe.
  5. (noun) An awkward, callow youth.
  6. (noun) The fleshy muscular back part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "A black and a white calf," signifies, A black calf, and a white - English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
  2. I replied: "It is a vile epistle which has been written in golden letters: -- 'Verily this ass, with the resemblance of a man, has the carcase of a calf, and the voice or bleating of a calf.' - The Persian Literature, Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan, Volume 2
  3. I had a calf that sucked two cows, and the observation I made was, the more he sucked, the greater calf he grew. "[ - Heads and Tales : or, Anecdotes and Stories of Quadrupeds and Other Beasts, Chiefly Connected with Incidents in the Histories of More or Less Distinguished Men.
  4. I had a calf that sucked two cows, and the observation I made was, the more he sucked, the greater calf he grew. " - The Jest Book The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings
  5. The writers of the Bible used the word calf to express their contempt for the object the Israelites worshiped. - Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

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