Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fresh; newly caught, as fish: applied particularly to fish, and especially to salmon, dressed as soon as caught. The term was also applied to fish dressed in a particular way, as with oil, vinegar, and spices. See
- n. The flaky or fat flesh of calver fish.
- In cookery, to prepare (fish) in a certain way, apparently by a kind of pickling and spicing.
- To crimp (fish).
- n. A cow that produces young.
- v. obsolete, transitive To cut into slices and pickle.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To cut in slices and pickle, as salmon.
- v. To crimp.
- v. To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered.
- calve + -er (Wiktionary)
“Reply this is far out there and probably wouldnt work for your poster but i have a theory that there is a specific category of person called the “fat calver””
“Supreme from the dairy entries was the March-calved Jersey sixth calver, Glanmor Julian”
“Top price of the day at £2400 went to Rowland and Lewis, Caerforiog Farm for Llancourt Talgarth Jasmine 3, out of Llancourt Manat Jasmine 3 and sired by Bidlea Talgarth, she was a pedigree first calver with a good history behind her, giving 32Kg / day.”
“But they don't produce the milk like a second - or third-calver and anything any good is £2000-plus.”
“a cow, but she was such a good milker and calver we couldnt help but keep her.”
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