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Stock-farmer

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stock-farmer a farmer who rears live-stock, as cattle, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stocc, a stick; Ger. stock.

Usage

In literature:

The farmers own thoroughbred Ayrshire stock and splendid horses.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
On the other hand, stock farmers were doing well.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
There happened, while Swift was at Laracor, the sale of a farm and stock, the farmer being dead.
"Irish Wit and Humor" by Anonymous
Their stock, therefore, was much like that of ordinary farmers in our days.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
After all this man may have been the farmer who had a stock farm.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
Hardly any administration was needed while the Transvaal had a population of wandering stock-farmers.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
I would recommend the following method: I shall suppose a farmer wishes to buy twenty cows to stock his farm (Aberdeen and Angus cattle).
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
I suppose it was a farmer bringing in his stock to market.
"Rollo in Holland" by Jacob Abbott
There were fox-hunting farmers born on the land, of sturdy yeoman stock, and careless of form.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Some of the farmers turned their surplus stock loose to forage for themselves.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Dorothy, who was six feet in her stockings, laughed at art and wanted to be a farmer.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
So these farmers had every inducement to devise a practical method of indefinitely increasing their stocks of fowls.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
Farmers in different districts gathered vast stocks of flour and farming produce and sent them to England.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
The Boer was not an advanced stock-farmer in any sense of the word.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
For a slave owner had an interest in the life of his slave just as a farmer has an interest in the life of his stock.
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
The way they looked at Young and his companions reminded him of his father and the other farmers judging live stock at the county fair.
"The Adventures of a Freshman" by Jesse Lynch Williams
He is a well-to-do farmer and dealer in live stock for the meat market.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
The farmer has not capital enough to stock a farm.
"Four Years in France" by Henry Digby Beste
If he hasn't any live stock, that just shows what kind of a farmer he is.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
The revenue of the farmer is derived partly from his labour, and partly from his stock.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
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In poetry:

I reckon I'm artist an' all, though I niver gave it a thowt;
Breeder o' stock is my trade, Mike Pullan o' t' Abbey Close.
What sud a farmer want wi' picturs that brass has bowt?
All his art is i' t' mistal, wheer t' heifers are ranged i' rows.
"The Artist" by F W Moorman

In news:

As provider of 90 percent of the quahog and oyster stock to Cape Cod shellfish farmers, the Aquaculture Research Corporation in Dennis could be considered a regional facility.
Turkey farmers in metro Detroit had their stock of birds picked clean well before the holiday this year, and as a result some plan to double the number of birds they raise and sell before next Thanksgiving.
Local sheep farmer Carol Leeman is hosting a unique competition next weekend as Border Collie handlers from across the country will show off their dog's skills in the fifth Stock dog Trial to be held at Spring Creek Farms.
Corn stocks are in serious trouble in the Midwestern United States as summer temperatures soar and rainfall fails to meet farmers expectations.
Farmers National Bank is making plans to celebrate 125 years that have taken it from a small rural bank with $170 in deposits on its first day Feb 19, 1887, to $840.1 million at Dec 31 and a place on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
The Adams County Farm Bureau is teaming up with area farmers to help stock area food pantries with protein.
Jenkins, dean of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Ohio, will return $1.25 million and 22,200 shares of stock in a former Tom Petters company known as Ubid.
Ted Brown/The Independent & Free Press Dairy farmer Phil Leslie stands in the yard of his Winston Churchill Blvd farm, with the remains of the 14 registered purebred Holstein calves behind him, waiting to be picked up by dead stock removal.
As a result, farmers, rescue groups and private owners are struggling to feed their stocks.
Food For Lane County says it has contracted with five farmers to enlarge the stock of high-protein lentils and barley soup mix it developed this year.
Every store, farmers market or produce stand is stocked with fresh fall treats.
The moonshine makers and officials in Dawsonville say they're preserving a way of life — and paying tribute to an era when moonshine meant extra income for farmers, medicine for their children and helped fuel the birth of stock car racing.
Well- stocked market – Marco Island Farmers' Market at Veterans' Park back for the season.
In 2001, Lacy and partner Ridge Shinn co-founded the Bakewell Reproductive Center in Hardwick, Massachusetts, and began selling bull semen, fertilized embryos, and breeding stock to farmers specializing in grass-fed beef.
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