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Veal. Calf

The former is Norman, and the latter Saxon. (See Beef, Pork.)

“Mynheer Calf becomes Monsieur de Veau in the like manner. He is Saxon when he requires tendance, but takes a Norman name when he becomes matter of enjoyment.” —Sir Walter Scott: Iranhoe.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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