• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-herd a herd of animals which feed on land
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.


In literature:

Not only was all the land and its produce regarded as belonging to the emperor, but all the flocks and herds upon it were his as well.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
Their warriors were as many as the buffalo herds on the plains toward the Darkening Land.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
The Ranger circled the herd, moving toward the brow of the land swell.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Such were the systems of common lands and herding.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
But for the most part the land was inhabited by coyotes and prairie dogs, with a few herds of range sheep and cattle.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
As the music of the storm grew louder, the herd followed to the higher lands.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
After all, these brutes are on my land and in my herd.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
The "Jim River Valley" was now the "land of delight," where "herds of deer and buffalo" still "furnished the cheer.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Dying, the Prince forgot his gold and silver, his herds and lands.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
On a landing stage that was spotted with molds and lichens, women were being herded into clear view.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In the teeth of a blizzard he forced the deer herd over the ice of Kotzebue Sound, miles away from land.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The land here was rolling and grassy, dotted with little clusters of trees and bush, and over the plain herds of game were frisking.
"The White Shield" by Bertram Mitford
The herds of the abbey come to pasture on my lands from early spring.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
Cities endure because, far beyond their ken, the land yields wheat and fruit and supports wandering herds.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
Gallardo experienced the desire of all bull-fighters, who long to be lords over lands, breeders of horses, and owners of herds of cattle.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Following it he became the proprietor of extensive lands, of great herds of cattle, and of a number of Negro and Indian slaves.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Men began settling on the land west of Bannock as early as 1862; stock men mainly with herds.
"The Church on the Changing Frontier" by Helen O. Belknap
Sixty miles of land they must cover from San Diego, and they cost more than a herd of horses.
"For the Soul of Rafael" by Marah Ellis Ryan
No account is taken of the herds of wild camels seen on the high table-lands of Central Asia.
"Beast and Man in India" by John Lockwood Kipling
He possessed land and slaves to tend his herds or till his fields.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker

In poetry:

The lowing herd, the prancing steed
Receiv'd we from Thy hand,
And we, this day, return our meed
Of praise, throughout the land.
"Thanksgiving Day" by Thomas Frederick Young
"I will make thee Queen of far lands,
Flocks, and herds, and camel-trains,
Milk and honey, fruit and garlands,
Vines and venison, woods and wains.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
If, when a friend ha' left the land,
I shook his hand a-most wet-eyed,
I velt too well the ob'nèn door
Would leäd noo mwore where he did bide
An' where I heärd his vaïces sound,
In me'th around the vier-zide.
"The Vier-Zide" by William Barnes
(Baa, baa, black sheep! — whose fault but your own
That you're here on the western prairie, herding the sheep alone, —
Here in a wide and lonely land, by the stranger's fold, —
Oh, rise and go to your father; he growing weary and old.)
"The Prairie Shepherd" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

About a dozen volunteers donated a weekend of their time to helping make the Sand Wash Wild Horse Herd Management Area safer for the horses, the Bureau of Land Management reported in a news release.
The drought and blistering triple-digit heat in Texas has left pastures and grazing lands brown and crispy, forcing ranchers to severely cull their herds.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today said that more than fifteen cattle herds primarily in western Iowa have had animals contract the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease virus.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today said that more than fifteen cattle herds primarily in western Iowa have had animals contract the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) virus.
Bobbye Gene "Bob" Rheudasil rode herd — literally and figuratively — for nearly 60 years over the land that is now the town of Flower Mound.
In the 1800's large landowners organized their bands of gauchos -- or Argentine cowboys -- on huge properties, most tending vast herds of cattle and sheep, but sometimes raiding the land of rival landowners.
I was driving the south Steens Mountain Loop Road on Sunday, Sept 17, and soon came upon a small herd of free-roaming horses on Burns BLM land.
Starting in Tuli, an area known as the "Land of the Giants" because of its larger than life natural attractions, Darley stays in eco-friendly safari camps and rides horses to view the zebra and wildebeest herds that dot these wild savannahs.
The Mongol people have historically herded livestock across communal lands.
County commissioners are leading the effort to open a portion of Herd Creek Road, which has been blocked by the Bureau of Land Management since 1999.
The purpose of the gather was to reduce the herd populations by removing excess wild horses and to implement population growth controls to achieve or maintain a thriving natural ecological balance on the public lands.
The Bureau of Land Management Prineville District Office announced that it has opened the public comment period on the Murderer 's Creek Herd Management Area Wild Horse Gather Plan Environmental Assessment.
"The bison herd in Yellowstone has caused area ranchers frustration when the bison wander onto private lands," Roeber explained.
Wyomingites on Public Lands have probably seen shaggy white dogs tending to herds of sheep in the summertime.
Extended drought in parts of Nevada and the West may force a delay in the US Bureau of Land Management's plans to cut back on wild horse roundups and place more emphasis on fertility control to keep herd populations in check.