Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A veterinary physician. Also called cow-leech.
“Prateapace and Gadabout have returned to the church, whereupon the Rev. the cow-doctor has stirred up the wrath of the chapel by a very strong discourse upon backsliding.”
“To this dictum we rather demurred, and resolved to send for a cow-doctor, and see if she could be cured; if not, to take care she was not converted after her death into "country sausages," for the benefit of London consumers of those dainties.”
“Times_, one of Alfred's warmest friends, published a feature article, a brief history of Alfred's career, touching on his newspaper experiences, however, omitting the cow-doctor experience.”
“Then, however, he determined to try a cow-doctor, who in two weeks set him on his pins again.”
“As soon as Mr. Plumb heard of this he declared that the cow-doctor was taking the bread out of his mouth, but Ward told him if that was the case he ought to have another drink, and after having it he became comatose and unobstructive.”
“A man, who called himself a veterinary surgeon, but was described by Mr. Plumb as a cow-doctor, said he would give Collier a certificate of ill-health; I do not remember from what disease he was supposed to be suffering.”
“There seemed to be a reasonable chance of a row, for Mr. Plumb wasn't without supporters who were as tired of us as we were of them, but Jack Ward managed to get hold of the cow-doctor and persuaded him to find some vehicle to help us on our way.”
“And if any one takes to her bed," said Irais, "Elizabeth always calls in the cow-doctor.”
“Theodore would not be sorry if his enemy the Abouna died, and that he would be angry if he knew that the Bishop had been brought in contact with the Europeans, they decided on refusing his request; though they consented to the attendance of the _cow-doctor_.”
“Cold, bully Penmore!" ejaculated Hal Dockett, -- farrier, horse-leech, and cow-doctor in ordinary to the town of Bodmin and its neighbourhood ...”
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