cattle guard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cattle guard a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cattle guard a trench under a railroad track and alongside a crossing (as of a public highway). It is intended to prevent cattle from getting upon the track.
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Usage

In literature:

He was caught and searched by three young farmers, who were guarding their cattle against the outlaws who overran the neighborhood.
"George Washington" by Calista McCabe Courtenay
Even when cattle guards were used they were generally too small or weak for tree protection.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Their cattle are then continually within view from the camp, and can be guarded easily.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
The drove of horses and cattle soon passed up, and the females with their guards arrived opposite us.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
It rattled across the cattle guard and through the new-unprotected and open gate in the barbed wire fence.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
Numbers of cattle and herds of sheep, attended by guards, grazed in the fields beyond the forts.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
It was in fact not an unalloyed delight for human beings, especially for those whose business it was to guard the cattle.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
They had been taken out of a cattle-guard, to be replaced by new ones.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
We'll have to keep pretty good guard, too, for lions will be apt to make a try for the cattle or horses.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
The night hours passed, a double guard watching with keen eyes for any sign of strangers approaching the reservoir or the cattle.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
Send a man forward to tell the convoy guard to halt till we come up, and let the cattle take their chance.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
They had copied his methods of guarding possessions, of corraling every cattle-brute at night, of keeping every horse under bars.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
If she could only get Guard away the cattle would follow him; but no voice came.
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
There were cattle drinking at the stream, and these were unattended by their guards, as usual.
"Jasper Lyle" by Harriet Ward
The cattle, seven thousand in number, were gathered into a dense mass, and surrounded by their guards.
"The Cape and the Kaffirs" by Harriet Ward
We will watch it, and set a fence around it to guard it from the cattle.
"The Ravens and the Angels" by Elizabeth Rundle Charles
The cattle men became alarmed, and organized an armed and mounted patrol to keep guard and watch over their stock.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs" by Orange Jacobs
In reply the old commandant said that he had merely armed the natives as cattle-guards.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
The cattle were being guarded by three men, and the cook was preparing dinner.
"The Adventures of Buffalo Bill" by Col. William F. Cody
One single wire stretched along this, and secured at proper intervals by small stakes, appears to answer quite well as a cattle guard.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
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In poetry:

(PAUDEEN goes back to his place on the bench.) SHEILA
He has all
The corn that's in the country, and he sets
Gorav to guard it. The people bring their cattle
Before he gives them corn to keep them living.
"The Miracle Of The Corn" by Padraic Colum

In news:

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