“Signorina, the beeves are a present from Florence the beautiful Would ye look a gift beef i 'the nose?”
“It is curious that beef does not appear to have survived, though Leboeuf is common in French, and bullocks are still called "beeves" in Scotland.”
“Spread out before her were several open stock books, from which she was endeavoring to estimate the probable number of "beeves" which the early spring would produce.”
“Eve, 1538, speaks of his winter stock of "beeves" and muttons as a thing of course.”
“They used to use a sledgehammer for beeves and pigs, but you'd have to swing hard and not miss!”
“You keep order and behave yourself and I will give you two beeves every other day until you find out where the buffaloes are.”
“While staying at a Cheyenne village, he was told that white soldiers were coming to a great powwow and bringing beeves, sugar, and coffee.”
“In winter, more Comanches would arrive to camp on the reservation and to claim beeves and other food and annuity goods.”
“Having brought with me over the mountains a few head of beef cattle for the hungry Indians, without thinking of running any great personal risk I had six beeves killed some little distance from my camp, guarding the meat with four Soldiers, whom I was obliged to post as sentinels around the small area on which the carcasses lay.”
“My mother presided over an open house with cases of champagne, roast beeves, turkeys, hams, yams, salads and platters of French cheeses.”
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