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Antonyms for bovine

lively.

Usage examples for bovine

  1. The two girls sat close together, their eyes fixed upon the apparently lifeless head of the bovine infant. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. There being no door to it the cattle which grazed on the hill had access to it at all times of storm or wind or heat, or as their bovine inclinations should prompt them to seek shelter, so that the floor, which was unflagged, was always in a very dirty state. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  3. Mrs. Newberry was bovine even in her playful moods. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  4. But this soon disappeared before the magic of his playing, and even the Hamburgers, notorious for a callous, bovine temperament, gave wild demonstrations of pleasure at his concerts. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  5. Whilst our three pack oxen, tied to a tree hard by and surrounded by a fence of thorn- trees, chewed the cud of plenty or drew the deep, sighing breath of bovine alarm, we would lie watching the flames leaping from the kindled logs, and listening to the grunting of the lions, the booming of the ostriches, or the screaming of the hyaenas. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  6. Only a death on the stage seemed to bring a ray of animation to the stolid bovine faces of the audience. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  7. The normal rate of respiration for a healthy animal of the bovine species is from 15 to 18 times a minute. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  8. You know a lot more about the bovine nature than I do, for all I put in every spare minute studying the subject. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  9. By my side William Adolphus was chuckling with bovine satisfaction at an allusion in Coralie's song; his last night's pique seemed forgotten. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  10. Since the tubercle bacillus of bovine origin differs from the tubercle bacillus of human origin in certain well- defined particulars, it is possible by careful study to distinguish the human infections caused by the bovine bacillus from those caused by the so- called human tubercle bacillus. – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  11. Children, 5 to 16 years, 153 cases- 117 human and 36 bovine infection. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. It savored rather of the equine and the bovine – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  13. The bovine humanity fitted to the machinery as the ox to the treadmill. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  14. Such are the tactics by which it finally defeats its bovine foes. – Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau
  15. You're making trouble," the bovine Mrs. Levy said with conviction. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  16. At the children's pleading the infant cow was given to them, but they were warned to leave it for the present to Abram and Kitten's care, for the latter was inclined to act like a veritable old cat when any one made too free with her bovine baby. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  17. Yet the German colonial party stare at us with bovine malevolence. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  18. Mr. McEachern looked bovine as was his habit when he was endeavoring to gain a point against opposition. – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  19. Such being the Kaffir's relative estimation of cows and women, we might infer that in matrimonial arrangements bovine interests were much more regarded than any possible sentimental considerations; and this we find to be the case. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck