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milch cow

Origin of milch cow
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And how could he raise the wind now that his milch-cow had run so dry?

    Castle Richmond Anthony Trollope
  • You have heard of the fool who had a milch-cow, now hear the story of these other two fools.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
  • On the other side of the hedge was the potrero, or paddock, where a milch-cow with two or three horses were kept.

    The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
  • What necessity could there be for economy with such a milch-cow as that close to their elbows?

    Castle Richmond Anthony Trollope
  • Uncle Eph, arent you ashamed, I asked, to work your milch-cow?

    Dixie After the War Myrta Lockett Avary
  • They were paid for—underpaid, I say—but that I cared not for, as they left me one milch-cow and fodder enough to keep her.

    In the Track of the Troops R.M. Ballantyne
  • You have heard, prince, the story of the devourer of salt, now hear the story of the man who had a milch-cow.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
  • I believe I have had above L200 of him, first and last; and would you lose such a milch-cow as this for want of a few compliments?

    Amelia Henry Fielding
  • That one milch-cow shall be kept and calf reared for every sixty sheep and ten oxen during the following seven years.

    Landholding In England Joseph Fisher
  • Primitive Patagonian man used the female of the species as a milch-cow.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang

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