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bovine
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
belonging or related to the genus Bos (cattle, oxen, buffalo, etc.); or stupid and slow-moving like an ox
  • The ox—we may venture to assert it on the authority of a great classic—is not given to use his teeth as an instrument of attack, and Tom was an excellent bovine lad, who ran at questionable objects in a truly ingenious bovine manner; but he had blundered on Philip's tenderest point, and had caused him as much acute pain as if he had studied the means with the nicest precision and the most envenomed spite.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (6% in)
  • The ox—we may venture to assert it on the authority of a great classic—is not given to use his teeth as an instrument of attack, and Tom was an excellent bovine lad, who ran at questionable objects in a truly ingenious bovine manner; but he had blundered on Philip's tenderest point, and had caused him as much acute pain as if he had studied the means with the nicest precision and the most envenomed spite.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (6% in)

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