Origin of sea calf
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for sea calf
The larger seal, or sea-calf, which seeks the most solitary recesses for its abode.The Pirate
Sir Walter Scott
The hands were, to all appearance, like the paws of a sea-calf.
Here, you son of a sea-calf, take this down to the waterside for me!Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
During this banter the brother, who was a fat gentleman, with long white mustaches, snored like a sea-calf.Maximina
Armando Palacio Valds
The sole is covered with a sea-calf's skin, with the hair outside; this precaution hinders retrograde movements.