Only a mooncalf, with a porridge-bowl instead of a head, could have mistaken these remarks.
Once when I heard the word ‘mooncalf’ and asked what it meant, some one at home told me that mooncalves were deformed children.
And tie 'em in any string, or do you take me for a mooncalf?
In 1661, one of Dame Ursula's particular orders to mooncalf was to froth the cans well.
I turned and saw a knight, who asked me why I gaped like a mooncalf at the torn bird.