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English Dictionary: calve by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
calve
v
  1. release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve" [syn: calve, break up]
  2. birth; "the whales calve at this time of year"
    Synonym(s): calve, have young
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calve \Calve\, v. i. (Phys. Geog.)
      To throw off fragments which become icebergs; -- said of a
      glacier.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calve \Calve\ (k[aum]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calved} 3; p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Calving}.] [AS. cealfian. See {Calf}.]
      1. To bring forth a calf. [bd]Their cow calveth.[b8] --Job
            xxi. 10.
  
      2. To bring forth young; to produce offspring.
  
                     Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? --Job
                                                                              xxxix. 1.
  
                     The grassy clods now calved.               --Molton.
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