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Shin vs. Calf

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Shinnoun

The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone.

Calfnoun

A young cow or bull.

Shinnoun

A fishplate for a railway.

Calfnoun

Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding.

Shinnoun

The twenty-first letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).

Calfnoun

A young elephant, seal or whale also used of some other animals.

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Shinverb

To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like.

‘to shin up a mast’;

Calfnoun

A chunk of ice broken from a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.

Shinverb

To strike with the shin.

Calfnoun

A small island, near a larger island.

‘the Calf of Man’;

Shinverb

To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as when trying to make a payment.

Calfnoun

A cabless railroad engine.

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Shinnoun

The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.

Calfnoun

An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.

Shinnoun

A fish plate for rails.

Calfnoun

(anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.

Shinverb

To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; - used with up; as, to shin up a mast.

Calfnoun

The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.

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Shinverb

To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank.

Calfnoun

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.

Shinverb

To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up.

Calfnoun

Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf.

Shinnoun

the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

Calfnoun

An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.

‘Some silly, doting, brainless calf.’;

Shinnoun

a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg

Calfnoun

A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.

Shinnoun

the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Calfnoun

A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface.

Shinnoun

the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

Calfnoun

The fleshy hinder part of the leg below the knee.

Shinverb

climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Calfnoun

young of domestic cattle

Calfnoun

the muscular back part of the shank

Calfnoun

fine leather from the skin of a calf

Calfnoun

young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo

Calf

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.

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