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in general terms means meat from young calves but there is no internationally acceptable definition of veal. The commonest starting point is 2 weeks of age. Any calves younger than that are considered to be too tasteless and uneconomical. White veal is from calves fed only on milk which necessarily limits their oldest permissible age. Most veal calves marketed at older than 8 weeks are fattened on grain. No roughage is fed and the calves are muzzled if they are allowed onto pasture. This kind of veal calf is grown out to produce a dressed carcass of 250 to 300 lb. In some countries veal carcasses are allowed to cool down with their skins still on to prevent dehydration. It also causes a distinct and desirable souring of the meat.

veal calves
see veal.
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As these remarks were quite unanswerable--which is the happy property of all remarks that are sufficiently wide of the purpose-- they changed the current of the conversation, and diverted the general attention to the Veal and Ham-Pie, the cold mutton, the potatoes, and the tart.
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Debra Veal rowed on for three months after her husband Andrew, a former international oarsman, developed acute anxiety and fear of the sea 13 days into their trip in 2002.
The couple claimed the experience brought them closer together but yesterday it was revealed that Mrs Veal - who became a BBC television presenter and motivational speaker - has divorced her husband earlier this year.
Mrs Veal, 29, survived 30ft waves to complete the 2,300-mile journey and was awarded an MBE.
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