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moo-cow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moo-cow female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cows are incapable of putting their lips together to make sounds like humans, so they are actually saying "OOOOO" instead of "Moo."
    • n moo-cow A cow.
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Quotations

  • Ogden Nash
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    “The cow is of the bovine ilk: One end is moo, the other, milk.”

Usage

In literature:

The birds did not sing, nor did the cows moo; yet there was more than ordinary activity everywhere.
"Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" by L. Frank Baum.
When they had gone a little way, they heard a cow moo.
"Stories to Tell to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
When they were on the way there they heard a cow mooing.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
The cow moose no longer mooed to her young.
"Nomads of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
Somewhere, on an upland farm in the distance, a cow mooed.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
Far away he heard the long, soft mooing of a cow moose.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
She had a slow soft voice like the melancholy moo of a cow.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
Not I, said the cow, moo-oo!
"Voices for the Speechless"
They may 'moo' like the cow, or 'mew' like the cat!
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The cows were mooing, the cats mewing, the dogs barking, the pigs grunting.
"The Last of the Peterkins" by Lucretia P. Hale
I love cows, and I greatly admire this particular cow, but not its moo; that is all.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 28th, 1920" by Various
I hear I must moo through the fence at them like a cow.
"Biltmore Oswald" by J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
When they had gone a little way, they heard a cow moo.
"Stories to Tell Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
The cow mooed softly and appeared glad to see Eagle Feather.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods" by Laura Lee Hope
A cow mooing after midnight means death.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
And it smiled when it mooed which the old cow thought queer too.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
A cow mooed, and a man spoke soothing words.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
It's the moo of a cow he's on for making now.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
It was very deep and indistinct and not unlike the mooing of a cow.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Edith, in trying to run from the mooing cow, had run upon it instead.
"Mary Lee the Red Cross Girl" by Helen Hart
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In poetry:

Th' child cries i'th cradle;
Th' cake bruns o'th stone;
Th' cow moos i'th milkin' gap,
At th' end o'th loan.
"Cradle Song" by Edwin Waugh
But if my papa goes in the house,
And my mamma she goes in too,
I keep still like a little mouse
For the Moo Cow Moo might Moo.
"Moo Cow Moo" by Edmund Vance Cooke
My papa held me up to the Moo Cow Moo
So close I could almost touch,
And I fed him a couple of times or so,
And I wasn't a fraidy-cat, much.
"Moo Cow Moo" by Edmund Vance Cooke
The Moo Cow's tail is a piece of rope
All ravelled out where it grows;
And it's just like feeling a piece of soap
All over the Moo Cow's nose.
"Moo Cow Moo" by Edmund Vance Cooke
But if you or I pull his handles, why
The Moo Cow Moo says it hurts,
But the hired man sits down close by
And squirts, and squirts, and squirts.
"Moo Cow Moo" by Edmund Vance Cooke
And the Moo Cow Moo has lots of fun
Just switching his tail about,
But if he opens his mouth, why then I run,
For that's where the Moo comes out.
"Moo Cow Moo" by Edmund Vance Cooke

In news:

New Moo- Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated.
Ranchers no longer have to spend all that time waiting around for their cows to get in the mood before knowing it's time for the "moo do shuffle" to commence.
David Albers/Staff Cast member Kristin Cassidy rehearses the role of Cow during a rehearsal for "Click, Clack, Moo" at Sugden Community Theater on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Naples.
39 Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2000) 43 points.
David Albers/Staff Cast member Kristin Cassidy rehearses the role of Cow during a rehearsal for "Click, Clack, Moo" at Sugden Community Theater on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Naples.
Moo-Stripa the cow is missing.
ON Monday morning, Moo-Stripa, a seven-foot-long fiberglass cow that is part of the 500 such statues that make up a citywide art event called Cow Parade 2000, stood contentedly in Forest Park in Richmond Hill, Queens.
Invented Sassy Cow Creamery 's latest sensation, Tira-Moo-Su.
Invented Sassy Cow Creamery's latest sensation, Tira-Moo-Su.
Sassy Cow Creamery invented Tira-Moo-Su dessert made with mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers.
Invented Sassy Cow Creamery's latest sensation, Tira- Moo -Su.
New Moo -Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated.
39 Click, Clack, Moo : Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2000) 43 points.
Stephanie Jones, owner of Moo Cow & Desserts, 8233 S State Road, Goodrich, hands some ice cream to Alexis Muszynski, 7, and Elisabeth Muszynski, 6.
If you're on the fence about what to have for dessert—check out Moo Cow & Desserts for some new tastes.
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