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Veal. Calf

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The former is Norman, and the latter Saxon. (See Beef, Pork.)

“Mynheer Calf becomes Monsieur de Veau in the like manner. He is Saxon when he requires tendance, but takes a Norman name when he becomes matter of enjoyment.”—Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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