herdsman

Definitions

  • The Herdsman's Vows
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n herdsman someone who drives a herd
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Herdsman The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n herdsman A keeper of a herd; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.
    • n herdsman The owner of a herd.
    • n herdsman The common skua-gull, supposed to protect lambs from eagles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Herdsman a man employed to herd or tend cattle—(B.) Herd′man
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Quotations

  • William Butler Yeats
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    “The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hirde, hierde; Ger. heerde, Sw. hjord.

Usage

In literature:

And there Apollo in a herdsman's guise Wanders.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
There was also another house near the roadside, which appeared to be a herdsman's hut.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
His day was done in that part of the country so far as his plans of becoming a sharing herdsman went.
"The Flockmaster of Poison Creek" by George W. Ogden
Blood, who has been four times fired at for dismissing a herdsman.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The situation of the young herdsman became a delicate one at once.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
There was a king of Thessaly called Admetus, with whom the god Apollo served for a time as herdsman.
"Evangelists of Art" by James Patrick
O herdsman, I was mad With sweet love and the triumph I had had.
"The Earthly Paradise" by William Morris
The Greeks and Romans, from Homer to Virgil, sang of the herdsman's life.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
One of these stones, fifteen inches in diameter, broke through the roof of a cottage, and killed a herdsman and a bullock.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
He immediately sent for a herdsman named Mitridates to come to him.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
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In poetry:

"With dry dead moss and marish weeds
His fire the western herdsman feeds,
And greener from the ashen plain
The sweet spring grasses rise again.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Full lowly did the herdsman fall; —
"O spare, thou noble Baron, spare
These herds, a widow's little all;
These flocks, an orphan's fleecy care!"—
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
In heaps the throttled victims fall;
Down sinks their mangled herdsman near;
The murderous cries the stag appal,—
Again he starts, new-nerved by fear.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
“I wait in vain for your return at eve.
All the brave fellows of the village pass,
The laborer goes by, the herdsman bold—
I with the moon am left alone, alas!
"The Longing Letter" by Daniel Varoujan
"Not loud, but as a cow begins to low,
Wishing for strength to make the herdsman hear:
The ripe corn gathereth dew; yea, long ago,
In the old garden life, my Guenevere
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
So spake Esaias: so, in words of flame,
Tekoa's prophet-herdsman smote with blame
The traffickers in men, and put to shame,
All earth and heaven before,
The sacerdotal robbers of the poor.
"To George B. Cheever" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

A young herdsman leads cattle to a farm in northern Nigeria's Kano state.
This week's first small-telescope target is a trio of double stars in the constellation Boötes the Herdsman.
In 2007, a faint star in the constellation Bootes the Herdsman made astronomical history.
The area of the sky occupied by Boötes the Herdsman and his neighbor Corona Borealis the Northern Crown.
Far away from the galactic plane, the Herdsman and the Northern Crown hold a modest flock of wondrous jewels.
Kyle Perez, 2009 Hereford Herdsman of the Year, Nara Visa, N.M. And Bill King, AHA president, Stanley, N.M.
A man who would be the herdsman at a planned 2,100-head dairy farm in Hopewell Township had manure pollution violations leveled against him in New Zealand where he ran a dairy for a few years.
A Mongolian herdsman tries to tame a wild yak at the Terelj National Park.
A longtime Rice Village favorite, Shiva Indian Restaurant is named after Lord Shiva , one of the most complex of Indian gods -- "destroyer and restorer, ascetic and symbol of sensuality, herdsman and avenger".
Limousin herdsman?s award goes to Schilling .
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