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milk


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Milk  \Milk\,  n.  [AS.  meoluc  meoloc  meolc  milc;  akin  to 
  OFries  meloc,  D.  melk,  G.  milch,  OHG.  miluh,  Icel.  mj?ok, 
  Sw  mj["o]lk,  Dan.  melk,  Goth.  miluks  G.  melken  to  milk, 
  OHG.  melchan  Lith.  milszti  L.  mulgere  Gr  ?.  ????.  Cf 
  {Milch},  {Emulsion},  {Milt}  soft  roe  of  fishes.] 
  1.  (Physiol.)  A  white  fluid  secreted  by  the  mammary  glands  of 
  female  mammals  for  the  nourishment  of  their  young, 
  consisting  of  minute  globules  of  fat  suspended  in  a 
  solution  of  casein,  albumin,  milk  sugar,  and  inorganic 
  salts.  ``White  as  morne  milk.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  kind  of  juice  or  sap,  usually  white  in  color, 
  found  in  certain  plants;  latex.  See  {Latex}. 
 
  3.  An  emulsion  made  by  bruising  seeds;  as  the  milk  of 
  almonds,  produced  by  pounding  almonds  with  sugar  and 
  water. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  ripe,  undischarged  spat  of  an  oyster. 
 
  {Condensed  milk}.  See  under  {Condense},  v.  t. 
 
  {Milk  crust}  (Med.),  vesicular  eczema  occurring  on  the  face 
  and  scalp  of  nursing  infants.  See  {Eczema}. 
 
  {Milk  fever}. 
  a  (Med.)  A  fever  which  accompanies  or  precedes  the  first 
  lactation.  It  is  usually  transitory. 
  b  (Vet.  Surg.)  A  form  puerperal  peritonitis  in  cattle; 
  also  a  variety  of  meningitis  occurring  in  cows  after 
  calving. 
 
  {Milk  glass},  glass  having  a  milky  appearance. 
 
  {Milk  knot}  (Med.),  a  hard  lump  forming  in  the  breast  of  a 
  nursing  woman,  due  to  obstruction  to  the  flow  of  milk  and 
  congestion  of  the  mammary  glands. 
 
  {Milk  leg}  (Med.),  a  swollen  condition  of  the  leg,  usually  in 
  puerperal  women,  caused  by  an  inflammation  of  veins,  and 
  characterized  by  a  white  appearance  occasioned  by  an 
  accumulation  of  serum  and  sometimes  of  pus  in  the  cellular 
  tissue. 
 
  {Milk  meats},  food  made  from  milk,  as  butter  and  cheese. 
  [Obs.]  --Bailey. 
 
  {Milk  mirror}.  Same  as  {Escutcheon},  2. 
 
  {Milk  molar}  (Anat.),  one  of  the  deciduous  molar  teeth  which 
  are  shed  and  replaced  by  the  premolars. 
 
  {Milk  of  lime}  (Chem.),  a  watery  emulsion  of  calcium  hydrate, 
  produced  by  macerating  quicklime  in  water. 
 
  {Milk  parsley}  (Bot.),  an  umbelliferous  plant  ({Peucedanum 
  palustre})  of  Europe  and  Asia,  having  a  milky  juice. 
 
  {Milk  pea}  (Bot.),  a  genus  ({Galactia})  of  leguminous  and 
  usually,  twining  plants. 
 
  {Milk  sickness}  (Med.),  a  peculiar  malignant  disease, 
  occurring  in  some  parts  of  the  Western  United  States,  and 
  affecting  certain  kinds  of  farm  stock  (esp.  cows),  and 
  persons  who  make  use  of  the  meat  or  dairy  products  of 
  infected  cattle.  Its  chief  symptoms  in  man  are 
  uncontrollable  vomiting,  obstinate  constipation,  pain,  and 
  muscular  tremors.  Its  origin  in  cattle  has  been  variously 
  ascribed  to  the  presence  of  certain  plants  in  their  food, 
  and  to  polluted  drinking  water. 
 
  {Milk  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  harmless  American  snake 
  ({Ophibolus  triangulus},  or  {O.  eximius}).  It  is  variously 
  marked  with  white,  gray,  and  red.  Called  also  {milk 
  adder},  {chicken  snake},  {house  snake},  etc 
 
  {Milk  sugar}.  (Physiol.  Chem.)  See  {Lactose},  and  {Sugar  of 
  milk}  (below). 
 
  {Milk  thistle}  (Bot.),  an  esculent  European  thistle  ({Silybum 
  marianum}),  having  the  veins  of  its  leaves  of  a  milky 
  whiteness. 
 
  {Milk  thrush}.  (Med.)  See  {Thrush}. 
 
  {Milk  tooth}  (Anat.),  one  of  the  temporary  first  set  of  teeth 
  in  young  mammals;  in  man  there  are  twenty. 
 
  {Milk  tree}  (Bot.),  a  tree  yielding  a  milky  juice,  as  the  cow 
  tree  of  South  America  ({Brosimum  Galactodendron}),  and  the 
  {Euphorbia  balsamifera}  of  the  Canaries,  the  milk  of  both 
  of  which  is  wholesome  food. 
 
  {Milk  vessel}  (Bot.),  a  special  cell  in  the  inner  bark  of  a 
  plant,  or  a  series  of  cells,  in  which  the  milky  juice  is 
  contained.  See  {Latex}. 
 
  {Rock  milk}.  See  {Agaric  mineral},  under  {Agaric}. 
 
  {Sugar  of  milk}.  The  sugar  characteristic  of  milk;  a  hard 
  white  crystalline  slightly  sweet  substance  obtained  by 
  evaporation  of  the  whey  of  milk.  It  is  used  in  pellets  and 
  powder  as  a  vehicle  for  homeopathic  medicines,  and  as  an 
  article  of  diet.  See  {Lactose}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Milk  \Milk\,  v.  i. 
  To  draw  or  to  yield  milk. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Milk  \Milk\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Milked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Milking}.] 
  1.  To  draw  or  press  milk  from  the  breasts  or  udder  of  by  the 
  hand  or  mouth;  to  withdraw  the  milk  of  ``Milking  the 
  kine.''  --Gay. 
 
  I  have  given  suck,  and  know  How  tender  't  is  to  love 
  the  babe  that  milks  me  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  draw  from  the  breasts  or  udder;  to  extract,  as  milk; 
  as  to  milk  wholesome  milk  from  healthy  cows. 
 
  3.  To  draw  anything  from  as  if  by  milking;  to  compel  to 
  yield  profit  or  advantage;  to  plunder.  --Tyndale. 
 
  They  [the  lawyers]  milk  an  unfortunate  estate  as 
  regularly  as  a  dairyman  does  his  stock.  --London 
  Spectator. 
 
  {To  milk  the  street},  to  squeeze  the  smaller  operators  in 
  stocks  and  extract  a  profit  from  them  by  alternately 
  raising  and  depressing  prices  within  a  short  range;  -- 
  said  of  the  large  dealers.  [Cant] 
 
  {To  milk  a  telegram},  to  use  for  one's  own  advantage  the 
  contents  of  a  telegram  belonging  to  another  person.  [Cant] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Milk  \Milk\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  draw  or  to  yield  milk. 
 
  2.  (Elec.)  To  give  off  small  gas  bubbles  during  the  final 
  part  of  the  charging  operation;  --  said  of  a  storage 
  battery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  milk 
  adj  :  resembling  milk  in  color  or  cloudiness;  not  clear;  "milk 
  glass"  [syn:  {milk(a)},  {milky},  {milklike},  {whitish}] 
  n  1:  a  white  nutritious  liquid  secreted  by  mammals  and  used  as 
  food  by  human  beings 
  2:  produced  by  mammary  glands  of  female  mammals  for  feeding 
  their  young 
  3:  a  river  that  rises  in  the  Rockies  in  northwestern  Montana 
  and  flows  eastward  to  become  a  tributary  of  the  Missouri 
  River  [syn:  {Milk},  {Milk  River}] 
  4:  any  of  several  nutritive  milklike  liquids 
  v  1:  take  milk  from  female  mammals;  "Cows  need  to  be  milked  every 
  morning" 
  2:  exploit  as  much  as  possible;  "I  am  milking  this  for  all  it's 
  worth" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Milk 
  (1.)  Hebrew  halabh,  "new  milk",  milk  in  its  fresh  state  (Judg. 
  4:19).  It  is  frequently  mentioned  in  connection  with  honey  (Ex. 
  3:8;  13:5;  Josh.  5:6;  Isa.  7:15,  22;  Jer.  11:5).  Sheep  (Deut. 
  32:14)  and  goats  (Prov.  27:27)  and  camels  (Gen.  32:15),  as  well 
  as  cows,  are  made  to  give  their  milk  for  the  use  of  man.  Milk  is 
  used  figuratively  as  a  sign  of  abundance  (Gen.  49:12;  Ezek. 
  25:4;  Joel  3:18).  It  is  also  a  symbol  of  the  rudiments  of 
  doctrine  (1  Cor.  3:2;  Heb.  5:12,  13),  and  of  the  unadulterated 
  word  of  God  (1  Pet.  2:2). 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  hem'ah,  always  rendered  butter"  in  the  Authorized 
  Version.  It  means  "butter,"  but  also  more  frequently  "cream,"  or 
  perhaps,  as  some  think,  "curdled  milk,"  such  as  that  which 
  Abraham  set  before  the  angels  (Gen.  18:8),  and  which  Jael  gave 
  to  Sisera  (Judg.  5:25).  In  this  state  milk  was  used  by 
  travellers  (2  Sam.  17:29).  If  kept  long  enough,  it  acquired  a 
  slightly  intoxicating  or  soporific  power. 
 
  This  Hebrew  word  is  also  sometimes  used  for  milk  in  general 
  (Deut.  32:14;  Job  20:17). 
 




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