cattle thief

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cattle thief someone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
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Usage

In literature:

Cattle thief, it is time to come to the Council Rock!
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
He's a hoss an' cattle thief, an' he has pull enough at home to protect him.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
But there's always the calf-thief, and always will be as long as there's cattle-raising.
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
King was the real cattle thief.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Emerson Mead is a cattle thief of the wiliest sort.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
As a squatter, the author had seen the practices of the cattle-thief, and learned his language.
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
Jim Blake was a cattle thief.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
I suspect it's too lonely even for a cattle-thief.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
He told me I had seen Red Mask, the cattle thief, and one of his men.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
He is a cattle-thief, a train-robber, a murderer, and a spy.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
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In poetry:

Stop thief! stop thief! —
From the Sub to the Chief,
These Genmen of Finance are plundering cattle —
Call the watch, call Bougham
Tell Joseph Hume,
That best of Charleys, to spring his rattle.
"The Sinking Fund Cried" by Thomas Moore
Yet I am not a losel and idle, mither, nor a thief that steals;
I do but hunt God's cattle, upon God's ain hills;
For no man buys and sells the deer, and the bonnie fells are free
To a belted knight with hawk on hand, and a gangrel loon like me.
"The Outlaw" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

A blog about Houston's past with J.R. One hundred years ago, an alleged cattle thief was indicted and given the chance to make bond rather than go to jail.
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