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[kou-shed] /ˈkaʊˌʃɛd/
a shed serving as a shelter for cows.
Origin of cowshed
First recorded in 1825-35; cow1 + shed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He crept off to the cowshed, lay down on the straw and fell asleep.

  • That's one of the shacks over there and the other one he uses for a cowshed.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • A dog barked hysterically, the door of a cowshed burst open, and a man came out with a lantern.

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • Then all went out of the garden and he turned to the cowshed.

    The White Peacock D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Pannierfuls of dung are carried up on donkey-back from the cowshed.

    The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
  • She waked up Sofya and they went together into the cowshed to milk the cows.

  • The young woman was lying in the cowshed with a fine, healthy, new-born baby.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • "Presently I shall go and put the horses into the cowshed," he said.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • She suffered so terribly that, one morning, Nagendra found her hanging from a rafter in his cowshed.

    Tales of Bengal S. B. Banerjea
  • It was bigger nor my cowshed and it was long and thin and as shiny as Marthy's old pewter pitcher her Ma brought from England.

    Year of the Big Thaw Marion Zimmer Bradley

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