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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cud
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
chew
▪ It is as much a pattern of their inner being as is tail-wagging or chewing the cud.
▪ All around me camels sat peacefully chewing the cud.
▪ After chewing the cud for a minute or two, they continue the fight.
▪ A bout of feeding early in the morning is followed by a lie down during which they chew the cud.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
chew the cud
▪ A bout of feeding early in the morning is followed by a lie down during which they chew the cud.
▪ After chewing the cud for a minute or two, they continue the fight.
▪ All around me camels sat peacefully chewing the cud.
▪ It is as much a pattern of their inner being as is tail-wagging or chewing the cud.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A bout of feeding early in the morning is followed by a lie down during which they chew the cud.
▪ After chewing the cud for a minute or two, they continue the fight.
▪ All around me camels sat peacefully chewing the cud.
▪ And Wrigley was smart enough to furnish the cud.
▪ It is as much a pattern of their inner being as is tail-wagging or chewing the cud.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cud

Cud \Cud\ (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. k["o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us. Cf. Quid.]

  1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.

    Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
    --Levit. xi. 3

  2. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.

  3. The first stomach of ruminating beasts.
    --Crabb.

    To chew the cud, to ruminate; to meditate; used with of; as, to chew the cud of bitter memories.

    Chewed the thrice turned cud of wrath.
    --Tennyson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cud

Old English cudu "cud," earlier cwudu, common Germanic (compare Old Norse kvaða "resin," Old High German quiti "glue," German Kitt "putty"); perhaps from PIE root *gwet- "resin, gum."

Wiktionary
cud

Etymology 1 n. The portion of food which is brought back into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time. Etymology 2

vb. could (informal), past of can.

WordNet
cud
  1. n. food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again [syn: rechewed food]

  2. a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: chew, chaw, quid, plug, wad]

Wikipedia
Cud

Cud is a portion of food that returns from a ruminant's stomach to the mouth to be chewed for the second time. More accurately, it is a bolus of semi-degraded food regurgitated from the reticulorumen of a ruminant. Cud is produced during the physical digestive process of rumination. The idiomatic expression chewing one's cud means meditating or pondering; similar expressions such as "he chewed that over for a bit", or "chew on that!" likely have the same derivation.

Cud (band)

Cud are a British indie rock band formed in Leeds, England in 1987, consisting of vocalist Carl Puttnam (born Ilford, Essex), guitarist/ keyboardist Mike Dunphy (b. Northumberland), bassist William Potter (b. Derby), and drummer Steve Goodwin (b. Croydon, Surrey).

Cud (disambiguation)

Cud is the portion of food regurgitated by a ruminant.

Cud or CUD may also refer to:

  • Cud, a lump of metal on a coin caused by a die defect
  • Cud (band), an indie rock band formed in Leeds, England in 1987
  • Cannabis use disorders
  • Coalition for Unity and Democracy, an Ethiopian political party
  • Connected Urban Development, a private/public partnership, initiated in 2006
  • Primary carnitine deficiency, an inability to utilize fat for energy
  • Cursor Down (ANSI), an ANSI X3.64 escape sequence

Usage examples of "cud".

V With shudders chill as aconite, The couchant chewer of the cud Will start at times in pussy fright Before the dogs, when reads her sprite The streaks predicting streams of blood.

Saint Kevin if he cud, but mind ye, the blessed saint was so well beknownst to all the counthry, that the divil was afeared to tackle him.

Below, Bradden was coolly slicing a cud of chewing tobacco from a plug.

The jaw that Harry had punched was equal in size to the cheek where Bradden kept his tobacco cud.

Duke lane a ravenous terrier choked up a sick knuckly cud on the cobblestones and lapped it with new zest.

Now the skank and her friends were chewing away on Sour Patch Kids and gummies and making a sound like cows chewing their cuds and whisper-giggling over the sound they were making.

There was no swelling round the wound, and Bella chewed her cud happily as I snipped away.

R-rest here, as ye might r-rest at th' hearth iv millyons iv people that cud give ye no house but their own!

Hinnissy, th' raison I niver got marrid was I niver cud pick a choice.

Ben, leading the way to the humpy carrels, who were peacefully chewing their cud and longing for the desert, with a dreamy, far-away look in their mournful eyes.

Senior Trader Shifty Stuart occasionally spat from the cud of tobacco in his cheek into the river, but be did not bother to look at the water, nor did he look back to the west, at Traderstown, which the vessel had just left His eyes were for the east, for Tworivertown, where he would shortly make landfall with his cargo of furs, hides, fine horn-bows, matchless felts and blankets of nomad weave, beautifully worked leather items and a vast assortment of oddments obtained by the far-ranging horse-nomads of the transriverine plains by trade or warfare from other folk farther west, south or north.

It chews the contemplative cud In peril of isolate scorn, Unfed of the onward flood.

Yet there they were, together, the cow folded down and rhythmically chewing the cud while the Clydesdale dozed with one massive hind hoof propped on its tip.

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 knew that when the rain abated, the Sidehill Hoofer would be contentedly chewing her cud.