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cowshed

[kou-shed] /ˈkaʊˌʃɛd/
noun
1.
a shed serving as a shelter for cows.
Origin of cowshed
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; cow1 + shed1
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  • That's one of the shacks over there and the other one he uses for a cowshed.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • This adder was close to a house and cowshed, and, indeed, they seem to like to be near cows.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • Pannierfuls of dung are carried up on donkey-back from the cowshed.

    The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
  • Then all went out of the garden and he turned to the cowshed.

    The White Peacock D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • 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
  • The path, after passing the cowshed, bisected the plantation.

  • A girl went with a bucket from the cowshed into the pent-house.

    One of Life's Slaves

    Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
  • "Presently I shall go and put the horses into the cowshed," he said.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 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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