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[neet-hurd] /ˈnitˌhɜrd/
noun, Obsolete.
Origin of neatherd
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at neat2, herd2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But the neatherd himself,—to what land has he passed out of sight?

  • Yes, wretched beasts that they are, how false a neatherd was theirs!

  • Would that Lycopas, the neatherd, might chance to come this way!

  • He was first a neatherd in East Lothian, to a gentleman there.

    Witch Stories

    E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
  • And she had none to send in quest but Cuddie, the neatherd.'

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit Charlotte M. Yonge
  • There he saw where lay the neatherd, and had his head in one boose and his feet in the other; and he lay cast on his back.

    The Story of Grettir The Strong Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
  • Thereon the women shrieked aloud, and the neatherd,—he burst out laughing.

  • Acorns are the pride of the oak, apples of the apple tree, the calf of the heifer, and the neatherd glories in his kine.

  • This remark of the neatherd increased Orberosia's apprehensions and added to her solicitude for the husband whom she loved.

    Penguin Island Anatole France
  • And shortly after rising of the sun, he met a neatherd, driving of a car laden with bread and wine and other things.

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