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- adj. that has not yet been butchered
- adv. whilst standing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered.
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They thought he was giving the name of the breed, and from that day to this, beef on the hoof and beef in the tin is called bullamacow.