The years like Great Black Oxen tread the world And God the herdsman goads them on behind.
A bullock that is dead is dead, but a herdsman watches that the other bullocks do not also die from the same thing.
Another general term for a herdsman was Looker, whence Luker.
In dairy work the individual preferences of the cows are given attention and their whimsy catered to by the herdsman.
Ere this have I been wild with love for a herdsman on Phrygian hills.
The herdsman's ditty hast thou heard, doubtless; he heedeth thy herds above on the hills there.
I have it from a herdsman who came from the country beyond Tubac.
Then I thought you would be a herdsman, but I found the cattle lowing to be milked while you roamed the forest with your dog.
It represents a group of cattle, and a herdsman watching them.
A herdsman, tending kine in a forest, lost a Bull-calf from the fold.
In Egypt herdsmen were probably of the lowest caste. Some of Joseph's brethren were made rulers over Pharaoh's cattle (Gen. 47:6, 17). The Israelites were known in Egypt as "keepers of cattle;" and when they left it they took their flocks and herds with them (Ex. 12:38). Both David and Saul came from "following the herd" to occupy the throne (1 Sam. 9; 11:5; Ps. 78:70). David's herd-masters were among his chief officers of state. The daughters also of wealthy chiefs were wont to tend the flocks of the family (Gen. 29:9; Ex. 2:16). The "chief of the herdsmen" was in the time of the monarchy an officer of high rank (1 Sam. 21:7; comp. 1 Chr. 27:29). The herdsmen lived in tents (Isa. 38:12; Jer. 6:3); and there were folds for the cattle (Num. 32:16), and watch-towers for the herdsmen, that he might therefrom observe any coming danger (Micah 4:8; Nah. 3:8).