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stock farm

a farm devoted to breeding livestock.
Origin of stock farm
First recorded in 1800-10
Related forms
stock farmer, noun
stock farming, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for stock farm
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  • Do you know, Papa is getting quite anxious for a stock farm?

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond
  • "He'd be an ornament to a stock farm," replied Siward, out of humour.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • We can show you a little of the country, and what life on a stock farm is like.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • All that is known is that he was raised on a Kentucky stock farm.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • Gurney had bought four of them from a stock farm somewheres in Massachusetts, and their arrival marked an era in Maine dairying.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • A very good "irrigator" can be bought of any tinsmith at a trifling cost, and should be constantly at hand on every stock farm.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • He has a corn and stock farm, and has only gradually cultivated these Fruits, which occupy some eleven acres.

    A start in life C. F. Dowsett
  • He has a wife and a child or two, so I thought the best thing to do was to get them all down on the stock farm.

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt
  • In the first place, I rode over to see Calvin Greer, at his stock farm.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • He urged the President to pay him a visit during the recess, and see his stock farm.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for stock farm

stock farm

a farm on which livestock is bred
Derived Forms
stock farmer, noun
stock farming, noun
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