Usage examples for bovine

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Mrs. Newberry was bovine even in her playful moods. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  4. 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
  5. The bovine humanity fitted to the machinery as the ox to the treadmill. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Such are the tactics by which it finally defeats its bovine foes. – Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau
  9. Yet the German colonial party stare at us with bovine malevolence. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  10. 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
  11. It savored rather of the equine and the bovine. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  12. You're making trouble," the bovine Mrs. Levy said with conviction. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  13. 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