milk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin
   to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel.
   mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to
   milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr.
   'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft
   roe of fishes.]
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   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.
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   2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
      found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
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   3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
      almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
      water.
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   4. (Zool.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
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   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.), See milk sickness in the
      vocabulary.

   Milk snake (Zool.), a harmless American snake ({Ophibolus
      triangulus}, or Ophibolus 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Milk \Milk\, v. i.
   1. To draw or to yield milk.
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   2. (Elec.) To give off small gas bubbles during the final
      part of the charging operation; -- said of a storage
      battery.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milked (m[i^]lkt);
   p. pr. & vb. n. Milking.]
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   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.
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            I have given suck, and know
            How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk;
      as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
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   3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to
      yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale.
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            They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as
            regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London
                                                  Spectator.
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   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]
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