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Cow


COW, noun plural cows; old plural kine. The female of the bovine genus of animals; a quadruped with cloven hoofs, whose milk furnishes an abundance of food and profit to the farmer.

Sea-cow, the Manatus, a species of the Trichechus. [See Sea-cow.]

COW, verb transitive To depress with fear; to sink the spirits or courage; to oppress with habitual timidity.