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- v. Present participle of calve.
- n. The act of giving birth to a calf
- n. The breaking away of a mass of ice from an iceberg, glacier etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of bringing forth a calf: said of cows, whales, and seals.
- n. The separation of masses of ice from a glacier from time to time as it extends itself into the sea, giving rise to icebergs.
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- n. giving birth to a calf
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The first milk after calving is called biestings, and is so very different in quality from the other milk, that it should not be mixed with it.
The first milk drawn from a cow after calving, which is specially rich.
Some think it is intimated (Ps.xxix. 9) that God by thunder helps the hinds in calving.
These sometimes spectacular occurrences, called calving events, are a key step in the process by which climate change drives sea level rise.
But we have no problem treating human females the same way we treat cows even to the point of 'calving' them.
Many of these ice floes are the result of the berg calving which is taking place in the chest cavity.
Regarding the animals, factors such as calving, ploughing and fattening seasons must be considered.
After all, the term "calving" came directly from the Tampies — a reference to the similarity between space horse reproduction and glacial splitting — and to Ferrol that implied strongly that, somewhere along the line, the aliens had witnessed the entire birth process.
Dr Rintoul said the collision, known as a "calving", gave scientists a rare insight into the bottom of the ocean.
Such a process of detachment, called 'calving', occurs regularly on the Petermann glacier, with smaller calving events in summer 2008 and 2009.