Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal that gives milk; a milch animal, as a cow or a goat. More commonly milker.

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  • n. cattle that are reared for their milk

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Examples

  • He drew from the earth, as a milcher from a cow, seven and ten kinds of crops for the food of Yakshas, and Rakshasas, and

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Tess's attention was thus attracted to the dairyman's interlocutor, of whom she could see but the merest patch, owing to his burying his head so persistently in the flank of the milcher.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • He jumped up from his seat, and, leaving his pail to be kicked over if the milcher had such a mind, went quickly towards the desire of his eyes, and, kneeling down beside her, clasped her in his arms.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Soon the sound of Old Pretty's milk fizzing into the pail came through the hedge, and then Angel felt inclined to go round the corner also, to finish off a hard-yielding milcher who had strayed there, he being now as capable of this as the dairyman himself.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Old Pretty's milk fizzing into the pail came through the hedge, and then Angel felt inclined to go round the corner also, to finish off a hard-yielding milcher who had strayed there, he being now as capable of this as the dairyman himself.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Next to it, the best milcher in the lot was a shaggy-barked tree in the edge of the field, that must have been badly crushed or broken when it was little, for it had an ugly crook near the ground, and seemed to struggle all the way up to get in an upright attitude, but never quite succeeded; yet it could outrun all its neighbors nevertheless.

    Winter Sunshine

  • Hope began to burn pretty low, -- was indeed on the point of going out altogether, -- when one afternoon, as I was strolling over the commons (for in my walks I still hovered about the scenes of my lost milcher), I saw the rump of a cow, over a grassy knoll, that looked familiar.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

  • I have had the cows, after they had eaten up my garden, break into the stable where my own milcher was tied, and gore her and devour her meal.

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

  • But she was ruined as a milcher, and her history thenceforward was brief and touching!

    Birds and Poets : with Other Papers

  • Dumble wur blow'd wi 'the wind, and Dumble's the best milcher in

    Queen Mary and Harold

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