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Definition of "beestings" []

  • The first milk secreted by a mammal, especially a cow, after parturition; colostrum. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beestings" in a sentence
  • "Cormo's face and chest were badly swollen with a mass of beestings, and the Centaur was covered in half-dried black mud besides."
  • "And the little old women with bandanas on their heads, who cooked for the soldiers, they outdid themselves: black widow spider meat stewed in horse piss and garlic; beestings on a biscuit, dipped in donkey dung and stuffed in red peppers."
  • "So I put him in the cow-house (not to frighten the little maid), and the folding shutters over him, such as we used at the beestings; and he listened to my voice outside, and held on, and preserved himself."
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