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cow country

a region of cattle ranches, as rural areas of the southwestern U.S., especially Texas.
Origin of cow country
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Josie insisted that life in the cow country was what she had been longing for.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • As you say, the cow country is no place for a girl like you.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • It was a rendezvous of the tough element and the bad men of the cow country.

  • This is considered legitimate in the cow country and "good business."

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • Ever since he could swing himself to a saddle he had been a vaquero in the cow country.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • It is a silent country, the cow country, and its gravity begets gravity.

  • Williston sounded the depths of his memory but failed to place him among his acquaintances in the cow country.

  • Isnt he the worm gnawing in discontent at the very core of the fair fruit of established order and peace in the cow country?

  • The room was furnished in the usual fashion of a cow country hotel.

  • The broad hats and long mustaches of the men proclaimed the cow country at last.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland

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