EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MILK

Her mother had brought her a piece of seed-cake and a cup of milk with the cream on it.

His only nourishment was milk, drawn from a bottle through a quill.

Add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper and return the clams.

Beat the eggs, add the maple sirup, and add this to the milk.

Beat the eggs slightly and add them with the milk to the dates.

Prepare the pumpkin as directed in Art. 65 and add the milk to it.

Mention the precautions that should be observed in caring for milk.

Name some of the ways in which milk is likely to become contaminated.

When milk is used in a meal, what kinds of food may be omitted?

If milk of this kind must be used, some raw food should be given with it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English meoluc (West Saxon), milc (Anglian), from Proto-Germanic *meluks "milk" (cf. Old Norse mjolk, Old Frisian melok, Old Saxon miluk, Dutch melk, Old High German miluh, German Milch, Gothic miluks), from *melk- "to milk," from PIE root *melg- "to wipe, to rub off," also "to stroke; to milk," in reference to the hand motion involved in milking an animal (cf. Greek amelgein, Latin mulgere, Old Church Slavonic mlesti, Lithuanian melžu "to milk," Old Irish melg "milk," Sanskrit marjati "wipes off"). Old Church Slavonic noun meleko (Russian moloko, Czech mleko) is considered to be adopted from Germanic.

Of milk-like plant juices from late 14c. Milk chocolate is first recorded 1723; milk shake is first recorded 1889, for a variety of creations, but the modern version is only from the 1930s. Milk tooth (1727) uses the word in its figurative sense "period of infancy," attested from 17c. To cry over spilt milk is first attested 1836 in writing of Canadian humorist Thomas C. Haliburton. Milk and honey is from the Old Testament phrase describing the richness of the Promised Land (Num. xvi:13, Old English meolc and hunie). Milk of human kindness is from "Macbeth" (1605).

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