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punch cows

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punch cows

verb phrase

To herd or drive cattle (1890+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He used to punch cows up there and he knows all kinds of holes to hide in.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "I'd 'a been a real Doc if I hadn't left college like a fool to punch cows,—you've got to keep still, Jim," he chided.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • "Well, I—er—I punch cows," he admitted guardedly, his gaze elsewhere than on her face.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • "We're goin' to punch cows again, that's what we're to do," answered Bigfoot dismally.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • An' I say if you can cook or pack or punch cows or 'most anythin' you'll find a bunk with Old Bill.

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