When ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper tried to ask you some questions, you said you were “going to meet a heifer first.”
"You and Chuck go home and make a baby and name it Lyndon and I'll give you a heifer," Johnson had said.
Then they lifted the heifer's head from off the ground, and Pisistratus cut her throat.
If ye had not plowed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.
But wherever there is a cure something will go, and what would a sheep or a heifer be beside a misfortune on a child?
There is still a garland for thy temple, a heifer for thy stone.
Watt Dood had a Durham heifer, for which he had paid a heavy price, and upon which he counted to make great gains.
The tenant's ox was gored to death by a heifer belonging to the lawyer.
The bull was dead; so were Jack's heifer and the two that Charley had shot at.
I'm a three-year-old heifer, stuffed with straw and daubed with tar.
Old English heahfore, West Saxon; Northumbrian hehfaro, heffera (plural), of unknown origin, not found outside English. The first element seems to be heah "high," common in Old English compounds with a sense of "great in size." The second element may be related to Old English fearr "bull," or to Old English faran "to go" (giving the whole a sense of "high-stepper"); but there are serious sense difficulties with both conjectures. Liberman offers this alternative:
Old English seems to have had the word *hægfore 'heifer.' The first element (*hæg-) presumably meant 'enclosure' (as do haw and hedge), whereas -fore was a suffix meaning 'dweller, occupant' ....In modern use, "a female that has not yet calved," as opposed to a cow, which has calved, and a calf, which is an animal of either sex not more than a year old. As derisive slang for "a woman, girl" it dates from 1835.