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cattle trail


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cattle trail a trail over which cattle were driven to market
    • ***


In literature:

A short distance farther on, a cattle trail zigzagged down the steep side of the coulee.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
After leaving the vicinity of the cabin, the Comanches struck a trail leading through a cedar brake over the hill back of the cattle shed.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Pursuers trailing a bunch of stolen cattle or horses would of course turn up the gorge.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
For a half mile they went through what the Bishop had always thought was an almost impenetrable cattle trail.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
I'm not sure about this trail; evidently only a cattle run.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
Some hard men started up in trade near the old cattle trails, and made a business of disputing brands with the trail drivers.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
It's hot as Yonkers on this cattle-trail you call a road.
"Iole" by Robert W. Chambers
Harshaw trailed the cattle across in a long file.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
They struck into the mountains, following a cattle trail that wound upward with devious twists.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The cattle were driven in each morning at break of day, the same time as when on trail.
"Dangers of the Trail in 1865" by Charles E Young
A swift zigzagged across the cattle trail he was following.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
She hurried the cattle along the dangerous trail, impatient of their cautious pace.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Later his old cowboy friend of the roundup arrived on the range with a trail herd of cattle from Texas.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
It was at the moment when he left the cattle track which led to his camp and joined the old Indian trail to the village.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
It's darnation cattle-thievin', an' I'm hot on the trail.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
I druv cattle into Kansas, over what de white folks calls de Chissum Trail.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The trail was lined with dead mules and cattle.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Stunted sagebrush clothed the hillsides scantily, their slopes serried by cattle trails as evenly as contour lines upon a map.
"In the Oregon Country" by George Palmer Putnam
As a matter of fact, she does not begin to know the cattle trails as I know them.
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
The fellow struck the trail from across country and from the direction of Williston's home cattle sheds.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles

In poetry:

They are plain simple tales, of the round-ups and trails,
When he worked on the range with the cattle;
Not of wild woolly nights, nor of gambling hall fights,
But the days and the nights in the saddle.
"Introductory" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

The cook-off was a competition, in which each wagon was judged off of authenticity from food to clothing similar to the lifestyle of cowboys on the Cattle Trails.
The Steelyard Commons section of the Towpath Trail has been criticized for resembling a "cattle chute".
More than 100 producers from the Rolling Plains had their first opportunity to taste the new Las Vegas Strip steak during the 2012 Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference in Wichita Falls on Tuesday.
Drought will be the focus of the Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, a joint effort between Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, to be held Jan 6 in Wichita Falls .
From the tree-shaded, well-maintained trail there are bucolic vistas of grassy meadows with grazing cattle.
Andy Adams' The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days (1903) is the granddaddy of all the cattle-drive novels ever written.