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cows \cows\ n. pl. [pl. of cow.] domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; as, wait till the cows come home.

Syn: cattle, kine, oxen, Bos taurus.


n. (plural of cow English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: cow)


n. domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen" [syn: cattle, kine, oxen, Bos taurus]

Cows (band)

Cows were a post-hardcore/ punk blues band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band formed in 1987 and disbanded in 1998. They were known for a unique mixture of punk rock and blues played with large amounts of noise and surreal humour; their music is often considered noise rock. Their CD releases are often difficult to find, as most of them are out of print, with the exception of Whorn and Orphan's Tragedy. Some of their albums, such as their debut album, Taint Pluribus Taint Unum, were never released in CD format.

They have a star on what is probably the most famous venue in the area, First Avenue. After disbanding, Shannon Selberg went on to front the band Heroine Sheiks.

Cows (TV series)

Cows is a surreal sitcom produced by Eddie Izzard for Channel 4 in 1997. All actors appeared in cow suits. After the pilot was produced, the show was cancelled by Channel 4 and was never aired. It was written by Nick Whitby and Izzard, and starred Pam Ferris and James Fleet. It was produced by David Tyler.

Usage examples of "cows".

These men, some with only six cows, a few pigs and poultry, still made up most of our practice and they were the truly rich characters, but they were beginning to wonder if they could make a living on this scale, and one or two had sold out to the bigger men.

It was late afternoon when he would normally have been bringing in his cows for milking, and I wondered at his presence in the town until he turned round and I saw that his arm was in a sling.

Up till the official licencing of bulls, the farmers had used any available male bovine to get their cows in calf.

To use a high-class, pedigree, proven bull to inseminate large numbers of cows for farmers who could never afford to own such an animal was and is a splendid idea.

Several weeks later I was called to the Scott farm to see a sick calf and the first thing I saw was Rip bringing the cows in for milking.

He owned a herd of good Ayrshire cows and ran a few turkeys and chickens on the side.

The cows never ailed a thing, and all I did was eat lovely food, bask out on the deck and sleep in a super cabin.

On the Klaipeda voyage I had learned a lot about the behaviour of animals aboard ship, and now I had the chance to observe the reaction of cows to being whisked into the air I felt a faint twinge of alarm when I remembered a story of how a veterinary surgeon had been in charge of some racehorses flying to America, and one of the animals had gone berserk and kicked a hole in the side of the aircraft.

I have often said that I wished all cows were Jerseys, and I felt it again that day.

I do not think I have ever seen a more beautiful group of cattle mostly heifers with a few young cows, and all of them fine-boned and graceful, with their lambent, kind eyes regarding us with mild interest as they took their places.

Some cows and bullocks were natural bullies, and one animal could impose a reign of terror on its more timid neighbours, driving them away viciously from food troughs in open yards and inflicting savage wounds on any that resisted.

I have seen cows chewing their cud while I sawed away, and this merciful improvement in our method signalled the end of all the old things.

He kept a few dairy cows on a smallholding on the edge of the town and augmented his income by operating a retail round among the citizens of Darrowby.

Some of them had four cows, others a few pigs, but Lionel had the lot.

There were only six cows in the little cobbled byre with its low roof and wooden partitions and they all had names.