James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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A Yong red Deare is called a Calfe: a yong fallow Deare, a Fawne: a yong Rowe or Gote, a Kidde: a yong Bore, a Pigge: a yong Hare a Leueret: a yong Conie, a Rabet: a yong Foxe is called a Cubbe: a yong Badgerd as the Bores yong: a yong Catte, a Kittling: a yong Martern, a Marternecubbe: a yong Otter, a whelpe. And likewise of Beare and Wolfe as farre as euer I read.
George Gascoigne, The Noble Art of Venery or Hunting (1575)

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