drover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drover someone who drives a herd
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drover A boat driven by the tide.
    • Drover One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who makes it his business to purchase cattle, and drive them to market. "Why, that's spoken like an honest drover ; so they sell bullocks."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drover One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who buys cattle in one place to sell in another.
    • n drover A boat driven by the wind: probably only in the passage cited.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Drover one whose occupation is to drive cattle:
    • n Drover (Spens.) a boat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dráfdrífan, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

The drovers' dogs are somewhat larger, and more rugged.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
The old mare started on a gait equal to that of the "deaf drover" over the rough roads.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
This drover and his fellow go north to-night, bearing the cross o' fire.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
We had done so again when, without warning, a drover came plodding up behind his sheep.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
How long Alastair continued a drover is not chronicled in oral tradition.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
It numbered Mr. Ford, Herbert and Monty, of that party; with Noll Roderick himself and three drovers.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
Drovers' dogs, which may always be seen with short tails, are a proof of this.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
Did you never hear a Sydney-side drover blowing about his blooming Colony?
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
There we met a drover, and a party of cow boys with one thousand head of California bronchos bound for the States.
"Dangers of the Trail in 1865" by Charles E Young
It appeared to have become lighter, for the old drover was not half so heavy as Little Claus.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

He saved our lives in the years gone by,
When no one dreamed of the danger nigh,
And the treacherous blacks in the darkness crept
On the silent camp where the drovers slept.
"The Cattle-Dog's Death" by Henry Lawson
Chorus:
We'll rant and we'll roar like true Queensland drovers
We'll rant and we'll roar as onward we push
Until we return to the Augathella station
Oh, it's flamin' dry goin' through the old Queensland bush.
"Brisbane Ladies" by Anonymous Oceania
We are up at break of day, and we're all soon on the way,
For we always have to go ten miles or more;
It don't do to loaf about, or the squatter will come out —
He's strict on drovers from the sandy Maranoa.
"The Maranoa Drovers" by Anonymous Oceania
We’ll ride and we’ll ride from the city afar,
To the plains where the cattle and sheep stations are;
Where stockmen ride hard, and the drover starts forth
On his long, lonely journey ’way up in the North.
"Over the Ranges and Into the West" by Henry Lawson
Our beds made on the ground, we are sleeping all so sound
When we're wakened by the distant thunder's roar,
And the lightning's vivid flash, followed by an awful crash —
It's rough on drovers from the sandy Maranoa.
"The Maranoa Drovers" by Anonymous Oceania
Chorus: The stockyard's broken down, etc.
And now I am compelled to take a drover's life,
To drive cattle through the sunshine and the rain.
And to leave her behind me, my own dear loving wife
We were happy on that freehold on the plain.
"The Freehold on the Plain" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Drovers overtake Chaps , move on to semifinals.
City slicker drovers come to town.
City slicker drovers come to town.
Members of the US trash metal band 'Megadeth', from left, Dave Mustaine, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover pose for photographers during a news conference ahead of their concert in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov 25, 2011.
GFWC-WV Follansbee 20th Century Club celebrated the organization's 85th anniversary and honored seven past presidents during a luncheon Sept 8 at Drover's Inn in Wellsburg.
Police say man fired shots from Drover's Inn parking lot.
Woman hurt in shooting at Drover's Inn.
The Drover (Hugh Jackman) and Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) experience pivotal moments in a continent's history during Australia.
She was a cook/server at Drover's Inn and a member of the Hooverson Heights Church of Christ.
Investigators say someone drover by and fired several shots.
Shawn Drover of Megadeth performs in London.
Drovers/CattleNetwork news source Updated: September 19, 2012.
Davy Jay Sparrow and His Well-Known Famous Drovers.
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