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 Calvert’s Entire.Calves gone to Grass (His). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Calves.
 
The inhabitants of the Isle of Wight are so called from a legendary joke which states that a calf once got its head firmly wedged in a wooden pale, and, instead of breaking up the pale, the farm-man cut off the calf’s head.   1
 


 Calvert’s Entire.Calves gone to Grass (His). 

 
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