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Vaquero   Listen
Vaquero  n.  One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman; a cowboy. (Southwestern U. S.)

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"Vaquero" Quotes from Famous Books

... vanished. With the quadrupedian capacity for measuring distance, he inferred that the blow had been inflicted by the bear, who sat some twenty feet away, mildly licking his paws. He made a savage onset. The bear, with the dexterity of a vaquero, leaped aside and sprang upon the assailant's neck, his teeth meeting argumentatively in the rope-like tendons. The bull roared with pain and rage and attempted to shake him off, but he hung on; both lost their ...
— The Doomswoman - An Historical Romance of Old California • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... the scout's name was Gus Gildersleeve, or the "White Crow," and how, through his recognized intrepidity, an attack upon their train was no doubt averted. Then there was "Bill," the stock herder, and "Texas Jim," the vaquero—the latter marvelous and unprecedented in horsemanship. Such were their companions, as appeared through the gossip of the train and their own inexperienced consciousness. To them, they were all astounding and important personages. But, either from boyish curiosity or some sense of being misunderstood, ...
— A Waif of the Plains • Bret Harte

... hell of a time there for a few minutes, didn't we? Are you that tall fellow who kicked that squint-eyed greaser in the stomach? Muchos gracios, senor! They were piling on me three deep, right then, and I always believed they'd have got me, only for a tall vaquero I couldn't locate afterward." He smiled again that wonderful smile, which lighted the darkness of his eyes as with a flame, and murmured a sentence or ...
— Flying U Ranch • B. M. Bower

Words linked to "Vaquero" :   cowman, cowherd, puncher, cowpuncher, buckeroo, cowpoke, buckaroo, cattleman, cowboy, cowhand

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