trail boss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trail boss the person responsible for driving a herd of cattle
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Usage

In literature:

Born in 1864, son of the noted "fighting parson," Andrew Jackson Potter, Jack became a far-known trail boss and ranch manager.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
But I was a trail boss then and had learned my lesson.
"The Outlet" by Andy Adams
One, a trail boss of the O X, was drowned while swimming his herd across a swollen river.
"Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches" by Theodore Roosevelt
Boss he gone on river trail two t'ree hour.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
The trail boss was coming back, was going to bring each one a cow.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
The boss insisted on taking the trail of his valued horse.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
That's the way this fellow had it; said a trail-boss told him at Ogalalla that spring.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
We told him if he'd taken our boss and had him locked in jail, We would shore get his scalp as we all came down the trail.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
Dey had dogs to trail 'em wid so dey always cotched 'em, an' den da whippin' boss beat 'em mos' to death.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I'm not his trail boss any longer.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
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In news:

Read the complete details of this Trail Boss 250 recall issued on Nov 07, 1997 by the NHTSA, including the number of motorcycles affected, consequence, proposed solution from Polaris, and more.
1992 POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 250.
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