But the best dish was a beefs head cooked by friend Minter in Texas fashion.
Fillet of beefs: Cut across diagonally, beginning at thick end.
Well, I shall never forget the numerous "beefs" he made while posing as an "experienced farm hand."
Away and ever away to the south, for the hated "beefs" were after them, coming down relentlessly from the north.
c.1300, from Old French buef "ox; beef; ox hide" (11c., Modern French boeuf), from Latin bovem (nominative bos, genitive bovis) "ox, cow," from PIE root *gwou- "cow, ox, bull" (see cow (n.)). Original plural was beeves.
"to complain," slang, 1888, American English, from noun meaning "complaint" (1880s). The noun meaning "argument" is recorded from 1930s. The origin and signification are unclear; perhaps it traces to the common late 19c. complaint of U.S. soldiers about the quantity or quality of beef rations.