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to give birth to a calf:
The cow is expected to calve tomorrow.
(of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.
to give birth to (a calf).
(of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece):
The glacier calved an iceberg.
Historical Examples

Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings
Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings
Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie
Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. Various
The Bondman Hall Caine
Domestic Animals Richard L. Allen
Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
Soil Culture J. H. Walden
Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission

to give birth to (a calf)
(of a glacier or iceberg) to release (masses of ice) in breaking up


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