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  • Milky-white food slurry exploded in all directions, showering the recovery team with thick white fluid that dried quickly to a chalklike consistency.

    Lost And Found

  • "We've tried that before, and nobody would take you," said his mother; "we must sell Milky-white and with the money start shop, or something."

    Types of Children's Literature

  • There was once upon a time a poor widow who had an only son named Jack, and a cow named Milky-white.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • But one morning Milky-white gave no milk, and they didn't know what to do.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • "All right, mother," says Jack; "it's market-day today, and I'll soon sell Milky-white, and then we'll see what we can do."

    English Fairy Tales

  • But one morning Milky-white gave no milk and they didn't know what to do.

    English Fairy Tales

  • a dolt, such an idiot, as to give away my Milky-white, the best milker in the parish, and prime beef to boot, for a set of paltry beans?

    Types of Children's Literature

  • "we must sell Milky-white and with the money do something, start shop, or something."

    English Fairy Tales

  • "Back already, Jack?" said his mother; "I see you haven't got Milky-white, so you've sold her.

    Types of Children's Literature

  • "What!" says Jack's mother, "have you been such a fool, such a dolt, such an idiot, as to give away my Milky-white, the best milker in the parish, and prime beef to boot, for a set of paltry beans.

    English Fairy Tales

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  • The milky-white cow (frequently mentioned "with red ears") figures in Irish folklore and literature. In some versions of the children's tale Jack and the Beanstalk the cow Jack sells for the magic beans is named Milky White.

    February 17, 2011

  • The name of a cow in literature, for one.

    February 17, 2011