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paddock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paddock pen where racehorses are saddled and paraded before a race
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paddock A small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a stable.
    • Paddock A small inclosure or park for sporting.
    • n Paddock (Zoöl) A toad or frog. "Loathed paddocks ."
    • Paddock An enclosure used for saddling and mounting horses prior to a race.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paddock A toad or frog.
    • n paddock The tadpole-fish.
    • n paddock A small field or inclosure; especially, a small inclosure under pasture immediately adjoining a stable; a small turfed inclosure in which animals, especially horses, are kept.
    • paddock To confine or inclose in or as in a paddock.
    • n paddock Applied depreciatively to a person: in the play of “Macbeth,” an evil spirit or a familar.
    • n paddock A piece of land of any size, inclosed or not, used for cultivation.
    • n paddock In mining: A store-yard near a mine-shaft for ore or wash-dirt.
    • n paddock An open excavation in a superficial deposit.
    • paddock To make into a paddock, as a run for sheep.
    • paddock In mining, to place or store (ore) in a paddock; dig or form a paddock in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paddock pad′uk a toad or frog
    • n Paddock pad′uk a small park under pasture, immediately adjoining the stables of a domain: a small field in which horses are kept.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. padde, toad, frog + -ock,; akin to D. pad, padde, toad, Icel. & Sw. padda, Dan. padde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pearroc, a park—sparran (Ger. sperren), to shut.

Usage

In literature:

Creeping from tree to tree he made his way to a paddock where he found a horse, without a saddle but with a halter.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
He frankly preferred the paddock, and took a deal of catching.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
They were headed for the paddock, although it was not quite time for the saddling bell.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
I question three of them, all common, too common, in my paddock.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Mr. Peytral's is only just an acre or two of garden and a paddock.
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
We took them to the paddock, where the grass and moss were soft.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
The maid admitted me to the study, saying that Mr. Shuttleworth was only "down the paddock," and would be back in a few minutes.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
EDDIE E. PADDOCK (8 years).
"Harper's Young People, March 23, 1880" by Various
Paddock, A. S., iii, 674.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
For there is no more reason for washing the horse's foot when he is kept in a stable, than there is when he is kept in a paddock.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
I shall wire to her and ask her to come to The Paddock to-day.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Mr. Thrale's house is white, and very pleasantly situated in a fine paddock.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
He had hired for the purpose a pleasant house, with a few paddocks attached, where he kept his poultry.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Brangwen found her at the gate leading to the paddock and to the duckpond.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Old Man Curry came wandering down the track from the paddock gate where he had watched the race.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
The big paddock, where the yards are, now comes in sight.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
Often the most indifferent-looking horse in the stable or in the paddock is the best in action.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The view over the plains was full of life, and the paddocks were well stocked with cattle and horses.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
I'll gallop back to the paddock like the wind.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
I turned my horse into the night paddock, hung my saddle and bridle on the peg in the verandah, and then went inside.
"Sheilah McLeod" by Guy Boothby
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In poetry:

Now Mister Newchum for to begin,
In number seven paddock bring all the sheep in;
Don't leave none behind, whatever you may do,
And then you'll be fit for a jackaroo.
"Click Go The Shears, Boys" by Anonymous Oceania
We'll take the old horse to the paddocks tomorrow,
Where grasses are waving breast-high on the plain;
And there with the clean-skins we'll turn him in sorrow
And muster him never, ah, never, again.
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
Ne'er brighter the paddocks that bushmen remember
The green and the gold and the pink have displayed,
When Spring weaves a wreath for the brows of September,
Enrobed like a queen, and a-blush like a maid.
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
Their hoofs’ dull thunder brought the wife in wonder
to the gate,
She waved her hand in answer to his shout;
While Dandy from his paddock whinnied loudly to
his mate,
To know what all the trouble was about.
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake
The first camp we make, we shall call it the Quart Pot,
Caboolture, then Kilcoy, and Collington's Hut,
We'll pull up at the stone house, Bob Williamson's paddock,
And early next morning we cross the Blackbutt.
"Brisbane Ladies" by Anonymous Oceania
‘Git out,’ she replies, though she trembles with fear,
For she lives all alone and no neighbours are near;
But she says to herself, when she’s like to despond,
That the boys are at work in the paddock beyond.
"When The Children Come Home" by Henry Lawson

In news:

The Paddock Club, in the historic Paddock Arcade just off Watertown's Public Square and proudly self-proclaimed as the area's only martini bar, is now serving food.
Burns kicks of re-election bid at Paddock Club tomorrow.
Richard W Paddock, 77, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at his home.
PadDock 10 is flexible, has rich, full sound.
"We are very impressed with Paddock 's solid foundation and growth over the past 30 years," Papa commented.
I'm no stranger to the frenzy of the roadracing paddock .
Bulls Striker of the Year, Houapeu Midfielder of the Year, Paddock and Saunders Named to All-Rookie Team.
Murray stepped aside to become the general manager last summer, when Paddock was given the job.
Paddock, Alam plan fall wedding.
Michelle Rene Paddock and Donald Dale Alam announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials.
Simpson Replaces Paddock in Winnipeg.
JOHN PADDOCK, whose team is out of contention for a National Hockey League playoff spot, quit yesterday as coach of the Winnipeg Jets.
Paddock will remain as general manager.
A peek inside the paddock at F1 track.
JENNIFER H CUNNINGHAM, BARRY PADDOCK.
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In science:

The double randomization of Availability results in the assignment of Cows to Paddocks, the Cows assigned to an Availability forming a single herd that is used to graze all Paddocks with the same level of Availability.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
The sets of ob jects are observational units, paddocks and treatments, and the numbers of paddocks and treatments are equal, as required.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
The Hasse diagrams for treatments and observational units are like the middle diagram in Figure 7; that for paddocks is trivial.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
Double randomizations in Example 4: treatments are randomized to both observational units and paddocks.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
In this example was redone as a case of randomized-inclusive randomization, using two pseudofactors PA and PR for Paddocks, aliased with Availability and Rotations, respectively.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
Clemens, B.M., Eesley, G.L. & Paddock, C.A. Time-resolved thermal transport in compositionally modulated metal films. Physical Review B 37, 1085-1096 (1988). 219.
Nanoscale Heat Transfer: from Computation to Experiment
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