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Bull calf
Bull Bull, a. Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce. Bull bat (Zo["o]l.), the night hawk; -- so called from the loud noise it makes while feeding on the wing, in the evening. Bull calf. (a) A stupid fellow. Bull mackerel (Zo["o]l.), the chub mackerel. Bull pump (Mining), a direct single-acting pumping engine, in which the steam cylinder is placed above the pump. Bull snake (Zo["o]l.), the pine snake of the United States. Bull stag, a castrated bull. See Stag. Bull wheel, a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring, etc.
Lambkill Lamb"kill`, n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub (Kalmia angustifolia); -- called also calfkill, sheepkill, sheep laurel, etc. It is supposed to poison sheep and other animals that eat it at times when the snow is deep and they cannot find other food.
Calfskin Calf"skin`, n. The hide or skin of a calf; or leather made of the skin.
Divinity calf
Divinity calf Di*vin"i*ty calf` (Bookbinding) Calf stained dark brown and worked without gilding, often used for theological books.
Excalfaction Ex`cal*fac"tion, n. [L. excalfactio.] A heating or warming; calefaction. [Obs.] --Blount.
Excalfactive Ex`cal*fac"tive, a. [L. excalfacere to warm; ex out (intens.) + calfacere to warm.] Serving to heat; warming. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
Excalfactory Ex`cal*fac"to*ry, a. [L. excalfactorius.] Heating; warming. [Obs.] --Holland.
Mooncalf Moon"calf`, n. 1. A monster; a false conception; a mass of fleshy matter, generated in the uterus. 2. A dolt; a stupid fellow. --Dryden.
Ooze calf
Ooze leather Ooze leather Leather made from sheep and calf skins by mechanically forcing ooze through them; esp., such leather with a soft, finely granulated finish (called sometimes velvet finish) put on the flesh side for special purposes. Ordinary ooze leather is used for shoe uppers, in bookbinding, etc. Hence Ooze calf, Ooze finish, etc.
Sea calf
Sea calf Sea" calf` (Zo["o]l.) The common seal.
sea calf
Seal Seal (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj["a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo["o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocid[ae] and Otariid[ae]. Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea lion, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal, fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal (Cystophora crustata), and the ringed seal (Phoca f[oe]tida), are northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp, Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some species is very abundant. Harbor seal (Zo["o]l.), the common seal (Phoca vitulina). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard, ranger, selchie, tangfish.
Tree calf
Tree calf Tree calf A bright brown polished calfskin binding of books, stained with a conventional treelike design.

Meaning of Calf from wikipedia

- A calf (plural calves) is a young domestic cow or bull. Calves are reared to become adult cattle or are slaughtered for their meat, called veal, and hide...
- According to the Bible, the golden calf (עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב ‘ēggel hazāhāv) was an idol (a cult image) made by the Israelites when Moses went up to Mount Sinai...
- The calf (Latin: sura, plural calves) is the back portion of the lower leg in human anatomy. The muscles within the calf correspond to the posterior compartment...
- Calf of Man (Manx: Yn Cholloo [ə 'xa:lu]) is a 2.50-square-kilometre (618-acre) island, off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man. It is separated from...
- The Calf, at 676 m, is the highest top in the Howgill Fells, an area of high ground in the north-west of the Yorkshire Dales in the county of ****bria (historically...
- Partridge" sequence. Paul Calf first began as a character named 'Duncan Disorderly' in Coogan's early stand-up routines. Calf first came to wider public...
- The triceps surae is a pair of muscles located at the calf – the two- headed gastrocnemius and the soleus. These muscles both insert into the calcaneus...
- Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior, peroneals and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is...
- Calf roping, also known as tie-down roping, is a rodeo event that features a calf and a rider mounted on a horse. The goal of this timed event is for...
- in contrast to the beef from older cattle. Veal can be produced from a calf of either **** and any breed; however, most veal comes from young males of...