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cattle run

a barnyard or fenced area adjacent to a barn used as a limited grazing area or exercise lot for cattle.
a passageway used for cattle.
Origin of cattle run
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Does the Government tax the settler if he lets his cattle run on Government lands?

  • Why if cattle run around in meadows, may thunder be expected?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • That thistle has been the cause of ruin to many a sheep and cattle run all over Australia.

    The Land of the Kangaroo Thomas Wallace Knox
  • Well, I had your cattle run off, an' I burned your buildin's.

    The Trail Horde Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The cattle run would certainly have to go, but that wouldn't count so much.

    By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss
  • If things don't loosen up pretty soon, the whole darned range will be swept clean uh stock as far north as cattle run.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  • Then, feeling the anger of temporary authority, "What in hell are you up to, letting your cattle run?"

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  • The cowboys are master hands at yelling, and cattle run at sight of a man on horseback much faster when he begins to yell.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • On the morning after my arrival I was taken a drive over part of the "cattle run."

  • We got on to a cattle run, and when our packhorses saw the cattle moving they took fright and galloped off.

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