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George Mealor  •  Link

This is ox's tongue or in Pepys' case cow's as he mentons the udder.

Bill  •  Link

Neat [neat, Sax.] beeves, as oxen, heifers, cows, steers.
---Dictionarium Britannicum. N. Bailey, 1736.

Anthony  •  Link

And of course Shakespeare' s
GRATIANO
Thanks, i' faith, for silence is only commendable
In a neat’s tongue dried and a maid not vendible.
and
Falstaff: "'Sblood, you starveling, you elf-skin, you dried neat's tongue, you bull's pizzle, you stock-fish!"

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1660

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1662

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1665

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1666

1667