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Lexicographical Neighbors of Killcow
Literary usage of Killcow
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dialect Notes by American Dialect Society (1896)
"In old-fashioned use on Cape Cod and in Cheshire County, NH, in the phrases: "That's no great killcow," ie, that's of no great account, that's no matter; ..."
2. Shakespeare's Lost Years in London 1586-1592, Giving New Light on the Pre by Arthur Acheson (1920)
"In the expression " killcow," Nashe alludes to Shakespeare's father's trade. ... The phrase "ingrafted overflow of a killcow conceit" refers to ..."
3. Book on the physician himself and things that concern his reputation and success by Daniel Webster Cathell (1898)
"... killcow, or Dr. Bobtail (who spends half his time in trading horses and talking politics), or " an old woman," or an Irregular, who may at once change ..."