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Herds-grass

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Herds-grass timothy-grass
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

In autumn they come on shore, and live in large herds in marshy places by the sides of rivers, eating grass like cattle.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A herd of oxen pastures there on the shorn grass.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
Abram and Lot moved often, for their flocks and herds soon ate up the grass.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
They veered the herd toward the river and drove it past the ranchhouse and into a grass level that stretched for miles.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh; and yet not all of them; for the horse, and the sheep, and the herds subsist on grass.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
They were thick with grass and enough hay could be cured on them to feed large herds throughout the winter.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
In one place we pass through a breeding-herd of camels, browsing on the short grass.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
On every side, near and remote, from out the short grass which the herds are cropping, the strain rises.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Our camp stands upon the bank of the creek, where excellent water is available, wood convenient, and grass for the herd plentiful and good.
"Narrative of the March of Co. A, Engineers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Fort Bridger, Utah, and Return" by William P. Seville
But other than a distant herd or two of grass-eaters, no sign of life appeared.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
The buffalo herd watched the wagon for a moment, then fell to pawing snow so that they might uncover the grass beneath.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Down in the smiling bunch-grass valleys in the south he would see here and there the outfit of a farmer or the herds of a cattle-man.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
The vast expanse of open country covered thinly with grass involves the herding system.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
On swept the herd, and on ran Frank in the beaten down grass behind it.
"The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition" by Gerald Breckenridge
They went on again, and in two days more reached the wide savannah, with grass as high as corn, and great herds of black cattle.
"With Drake on the Spanish Main" by Herbert Strang
The country about is dry and parched, although partially covered with small shrubs, and a wiry grass on which large herds of guanacoes feed.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
The savanna is covered with luxuriant grass, kept down, however, by the countless herds of cattle which pasture on it.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 64 No. 396 October 1848" by Various
Many others moved stiffly as they mingled with the Comanche herd while they cropped the grass together like old friends.
"Star" by Forrestine C. Hooker
They sat down in the wood, upon the grass, and saw a herd of stags pass in front of them.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)" by Charles de Coster
Panic seized the human herd, grovelling for shrimps in the sandy soil with its tufts of red grasses.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In poetry:

And watch, far off, the drowsy lines
Of herded cattle crop and pass,
The vintagers among the vines,
The mowers in the dewy grass;
"Would I were As Free As My Dreams" by August Graf von Platen
Resting, perchance, as on he strode,
To see the herded camels pass
Upon the strips of wayside grass
That line with green the dust-white road.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Again she settles herself and sleeps;
This time she dreams that she crouches and creeps,
A great gray tiger along the grass,
While herds of soft-eyed antelopes pass,
When--patter, patter!
"Now what's the matter?"
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
No more are they than the scattered scud,
No more than broken reeds,
No more than shards or shattered glass,
Than dust blown down the winds that pass,
Than trampled wefts of pampas-grass
When the wild herd stampedes.
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard
He crawls, he grunts, he is beast-like, frogs and snails
His diet, and grass, and water with hand for cup.
He herds with brutes that have hooves and horns and tails,
He roars in his anger, he scratches, he looks not up.
"Nebuchadnezzar's Fall" by Robert Graves

In news:

The Minneapolis Park Board is thinking about using a herd of goats to keep grass trimmed and invasive species like buckthorn at bay.
South Dakota State University Extension Veterinarian Russ Daly said some South Dakota producers are seeing AIP (atypical interstitial pneumonia) and grass tetany in cattle herds on pasture.
Since Custer State Park also runs an entirely grass-fed herd, the park's bison fit well with NorthStar Bison 's business model, she said.
The wild bison herd standing in the golden grass looked like they stepped out of a painting of the Old West.
Brush Goats 4 Hire sends herds to rid an area of weeds and grasses.
More than 300 goats grazed the outskirts surrounding Warm Springs Mesa and mowed down high grasses and brush in May The herd is owned by Tim and Lynda Linquist of We Rent Goats.
They've hired two herds of goats to clear a field which had become overrun with grass and weeds.
The Downey's breeding herd is grass fed, roaming on pastures and in the forest with constant access to clean running spring water.
Vermont dairy herd grazes tall grass.
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