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  • noun plural Scot. The maws, or stomachs, of young calves, used as a rennet for curdling milk.

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  • noun Plural form of yearning.

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Examples

  • Since the spiritual world is impenetrable except in dreams (and yearnings, which is what dreams are), Civeyrac seems to be saying that film is one way of getting close to it, or watching a character try.

    GreenCine Daily

  • God never gives mouths but He sends meat to fill them; and He has not suffered His children to long after Him, to press after Him, only in order that the partial fulfilment of their desires and yearnings which is possible upon earth should be all their experience.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Psalms

  • This then represents the current "yearnings" of Nigerians; hence to interpret section 145 of the Constitution narrowly will defeat this mass thinking.

    Thisday Online

  • This then represents the current "yearnings" of Nigerians; hence to interpret section 145 of the Constitution narrowly will defeat this mass thinking.

    Thisday Online

  • Partly to facilitate his own yearnings and partly in recognition of the great demand among gay men and lesbians for bars protected from the police, Lauria converted the Stonewall into a gay bar and began paying officers in the Sixth Precinct headquarters $2,000 per week to shield it from raids.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • And, if this is not the case, if North Korea persists in defying the international community, may the ordinary yearnings of the people and the hope of economic development they expressed to us prove to be the cultural roots of eventual political change, as hard won as this change will have to be.

    Vishakha N. Desai: North Korea's Surprising Sense of Vulnerability and Hopes for Change

  • In Denver I listened to Anna Sophia Robb, the gorgeous young actress from Soul Surfer, speak with such passion about her yearnings for her country I almost cried.

    Abigail E. Disney: War Redefined: Women, War & Peace

  • The child, for example, may acquire an unconscious conviction that unmet developmental yearnings and reactive painful feeling states are manifestations of a loathsome defect or of an inherent inner badness.

    Robert D. Stolorow: What Is Character and How Does it Change?

  • And, alas! we thought the heavens unchanging on which we wrote all our humble yearnings and all the humble things we did or dreamed of doing.

    Chapter 21

  • Yet the immediate physical facts they knew, the immediate yearnings and raptures of the flesh -- the touch of finger tips on hand or arm, the momentary pressure of a hand-clasp, the rare lip-caress of a kiss, the tingling thrill of her hair upon his cheek, of her hand lightly thrusting back the locks from above his eyes.

    Chapter 2

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