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Re: A well turned calf

Posted by ESC on October 17, 2005

In Reply to: A well turned calf posted by Andrew Morris on October 17, 2005

: Can anyone tell where the phrase 'A well turned calf' comes from?

I don't know who said it first. Well-turned = symmetrically shaped or rounded. Calf = the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee. (Merriam-Webster online)