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Lamb vs. Cow

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Lambnoun

A young sheep.

Cownoun

(properly) An adult female of the species Bos taurus that has calved.

Lambnoun

The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food.

Cownoun

(formerly inexact but now common) Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of sex or age, including bulls and calves.

Lambnoun

(figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.

Cownoun

(uncommon) Beef: the meat of cattle as food.

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Lambnoun

A simple, unsophisticated person.

Cownoun

(uncommon) Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.

Lambnoun

One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.

Cownoun

(biology) A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.

Lambverb

(intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.

Cownoun

A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.

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Lambverb

To assist (sheep) to give birth.

‘The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.’;

Cownoun

(mining) A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.

Lambnoun

The young of the sheep.

Cowverb

To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.

‘Con artists are not cowed by the law.’;

Lambnoun

Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.

Cownoun

The mature female of bovine animals.

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Lambnoun

A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.

‘The twelve apostles of the Lamb.’; ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.’;

Cownoun

The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.

Lambverb

To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.

Cownoun

A chimney cap; a cowl

Lambnoun

young sheep

Cownoun

A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.

Lambnoun

English essayist (1775-1834)

Cowverb

To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

‘To vanquish a people already cowed.’; ‘THe French king was cowed.’;

Lambnoun

a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

Cownoun

female of domestic cattle:

‘`moo-cow' is a child's term’;

Lambnoun

a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

Cownoun

mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

Lambnoun

the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

Cownoun

a large unpleasant woman

Lambverb

give birth to a lamb;

‘the ewe lambed’;

Cowverb

subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

Lambnoun

a young sheep.

Lambnoun

the flesh of a lamb as food

‘we had roast lamb for supper’; ‘lamb chops’;

Lambnoun

used figuratively as a symbol of meekness or innocence

‘he accepted her decision like a lamb’;

Lambnoun

used to describe or address someone regarded with affection or pity, especially a young child

‘the poor lamb is very upset’;

Lambverb

(of a ewe) give birth to lambs

‘Shetland sheep lamb very easily’;

Lambverb

tend (ewes) at lambing time

‘I lambed a flock of 30 ewes for a neighbour’;

Lambverb

encourage someone to squander their money, especially on alcohol

‘Pitt had been lambed down at the Pig and Whistle’;

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