from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a calf; in the manner of a calf.


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  • Standing firm against the fattened are the calf-like, so we may die peacefully.

    all hearts share the same fears

  • You may have seen them once at the edge of a cliff, standing firm against the fatty and oily, calf-like, so that they may have died peacefully if they were pushed over the edge into that vastness below, or above and beyond us.

    fragments of their lives survive

  • The reindeer, a subspecies unique to these coastal mountain fiords, are an amazing Darwinian essay in adaptation and a fantastic natural act of design -- years living on a habitat of steep inclines has resulted in charmingly short front legs, and their stubby calf-like faces and furry boots give them a comical, dressed-up look.

    Beth Kapusta: ...somewhere just south of the 79th parallel

  • It's a pure passion, you know, just like the moon-struck youth who can't eat or sleep for dreaming about his sweetheart; the only real difference is that while his bliss is to bask calf-like in her fond regard, I want to roger her red in the face.


  • In the options market, bulls are returning to the technology sector -- by taking calf-like steps.

    Network Appliance Active as Bulls Slowly Return

  • The noise of the mooncalves would at times be a vast flat calf-like sound, at times it rose to an amazed and wrathy bellowing, and again it would become a clogged bestial sound, as though these unseen creatures had sought to eat and bellow at the same time.

    First Men in the Moon

  • Every time I think about it, I get this mental picture of Mr. Rove on all fours like Ned Beatty in Deliverance, his flabby flesh rippling and his belly and man-breasts bouncing in a rhythm dictated by Gannon's furious pounding and punctuated by Karl's calf-like bellows.

    Gouging out my mind's eye

  • It was the calf-like feeling that was disagreeable to him.

    The Small House at Allington

  • She still has that knobby, calf-like look of preteens; she jumps over every sidewalk crack.

    My Sister’s Keeper

  • Carolyn, she noted, was looking more and more calf-like.

    Phoenix And Ashes


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