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Cowherd   /kˈaʊhˌərd/   Listen

A hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback.  Synonyms: cattleman, cowboy, cowhand, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher.

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"Cowherd" Quotes from Famous Books

... had been engaged. At that moment an arrow struck and killed the tiger. I fainted away, and when I recovered, I found myself quite alone; my daughter had disappeared, and the child, as I suppose, was carried off by the Bheels, who shot the beast. After a time I was found by a compassionate cowherd, who took care of me till my wounds were healed; and I am now wandering about in the hope of finding the boy, and of hearing some tidings of my daughter and the other child.' After giving me this account, she went on her way again, and I, distressed that the son of your majesty's friend should be ...
— Hindoo Tales - Or, The Adventures of Ten Princes • Translated by P. W. Jacob

... his hand and declares that blood shall flow from the brush if he should come to harm (129-212). He makes ready, starts on his journey, comes to Pohjola, and sings all the men out of the homestead of Pohjola; and only neglects to enchant one wicked cowherd (213-504). ...
— Kalevala, Volume I (of 2) - The Land of the Heroes • Anonymous

... end, was a grand picture, so vivid and natural that Nettie was quite startled by it at first. It was a picture of a young bull spotted white and brown, a cow lazily resting on the grass before it, a few sheep in different attitudes, and an aged cowherd leaning upon a fence. The background of the picture was a distant landscape, and ...
— Eric - or, Under the Sea • Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels

... help laughing very sincerely in the simplicity of his heart; and this again makes him look like a fool. When he hears a tyrant or king eulogized, he fancies that he is listening to the praises of some keeper of cattle—a swineherd, or shepherd, or cowherd, who is being praised for the quantity of milk which he squeezes from them; and he remarks that the creature whom they tend, and out of whom they squeeze the wealth, is of a less tractable and more insidious nature. Then, ...
— The Approach to Philosophy • Ralph Barton Perry

... everything the bondi possessed would be ruined if he did not stay to look after them. One morning after midwinter the mistress went to the cow-house to milk the cows as usual. It was then full day, for no one would venture out of doors till then, except the cowherd, who went directly it was light. She heard a great crash in the cow-house and tremendous bellowing. She rushed in, shouting that something awful, she knew not what, was going on in the cow-house. The bondi went out and found the cattle all goring each other. It seemed ...
— Grettir The Strong - Grettir's Saga • Unknown

Words linked to "Cowherd" :   vaquero, horse wrangler, buckaroo, gaucho, roper, buckeroo, wrangler, ranch hand, cowgirl

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