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[goos-hurd] /ˈgusˌhɜrd/
a person who tends geese.
Origin of gooseherd
First recorded in 1200-50, gooseherd is from the Middle English word gos herd. See goose, herd2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yes, the son of a gooseherd in Fief; he served his time with the Zouaves.

    Autumn Glory

    Ren Bazin
  • "Even cripples can dance when they choose," said the gooseherd.

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel
  • Then the gooseherd smiled to himself, and played sweeter than ever.

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel
  • "Peirol, the gooseherd's boy," the youngster replied composedly.

  • Yet was she as lowly and simple of speech and demeanour as if she were a gooseherd of fourteen winters.

  • BOY (as king walks away): He is a kind gentleman, whoever he may be; but take my word for it, he will never make a gooseherd.

    The Child's World Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
  • In our Franconian village the gooseherd was a little boy, vastly proud of his job.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Now at first Tattercoats said she would not; but the gooseherd said, "Take fortune when it comes, little one."

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel
  • "Good company, indeed," said the gooseherd, and played a new tune that was not a dance.

    English Fairy Tales

    Flora Annie Steel

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