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calf

noun

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the muscular back part of the leg below the knee

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The first known use of calf was before the 12th century

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“Calf.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/calf. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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