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cattle run

noun
1.
a barnyard or fenced area adjacent to a barn used as a limited grazing area or exercise lot for cattle.
2.
a passageway used for cattle.
Origin of cattle run
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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  • Why if cattle run around in meadows, may thunder be expected?

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • Does the Government tax the settler if he lets his cattle run on Government lands?

  • Well, I had your cattle run off, an' I burned your buildin's.

    The Trail Horde

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

  • The country on it is described as being of excellent quality for a cattle run.

    The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  • The cattle run would certainly have to go, but that wouldn't count so much.

    By Right of Purchase Harold Bindloss

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