from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In card-playing, same as
- noun The act of drawing milk.
- noun The milk so obtained at one time.
- noun In racing slang, the keeping of a horse a favorite, at short odds, for a race in which he has no chance, or from which he is to be withdrawn, with the object of betting against him.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb Present participle of
- noun the act by which a cow, etc. is milked.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But if you look at bush league sports, the real money seems to be in milking cities and joining the line to milk the next round of owners.
While commercial milking is done mechanically, you can ask to try hand milking.
The night's milking is skimmed in the morning, and the morning's milk is skimmed about two o'clock in the afternoon: the two are then mixed together and put into a large copper kettle, suspended over a fire by a crane.
It's called milking a film franchise for all it's worth.
First, i HATE the idea of milking it AGAIN with 2 versions.
Environmentalists love the idea of milking Mother Nature for power, but they hate the hardware needed to make it work: huge windmills, acres of solar panels, high-voltage transmission lines to connect them to the places where people live.
Hi Trig - Hmm, I'm not sure how one would go about milking a kangaroo let alone catching it in the first place.
With the exception of some twenty cows and calves usually kept about the house, to give milk, which are called the milking herd, the grazier sees nothing of his herds but on muster-days, which occur twice a year.
The cows were just being fastened for milking, that is to say they were tied by the head, each one to her stall, and then the hind leg was strapped so that there could be no danger of the animal kicking the pail over.
There were two quaint rush-bottomed chairs and a yellow stool, such as we tie with ribbons and call a milking stool.
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