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 for Calves
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calf \Calf\, n.; pl. Calves. [OE. calf, kelf, AS. cealf; akin
     to D. kalf, G. kalb, Icel. k[=a]lfr, Sw. kalf, Dan. kalv,
     Goth. kalb[=o]; cf. Skr. garbha fetus, young, Gr. ?????, Skr
     grabh to seize, conceive, Ir. colpa, colpach, a calf.
     [root]222.]
     1. The young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of
        quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of
        the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale.
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     2. Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine,
        light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind
        books in calf.
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     3. An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a
        dolt. [Colloq.]
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              Some silly, doting, brainless calf.   --Drayton.
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     4. A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.
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     5. A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a
        glacier or berg, and rising to the surface. --Kane.
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     6. [Cf. Icel. k[=a]lfi.] The fleshy hinder part of the leg
        below the knee.
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     Calf's-foot jelly, jelly made from the feet of calves. The
        gelatinous matter of the feet is extracted by boiling, and
        is flavored with sugar, essences, etc.
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