Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Veal. Calf.

 Ve.Ve’das or Ve’dams. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Veal. Calf.
The former is Norman, and the latter Saxon. (See BEEF, PORK.)   1
        “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.

 Ve.Ve’das or Ve’dams. 

Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors