a book containing the pedigrees of breeds of pigs, cattle, etc
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How to use herd-book in a sentence
Perhaps pure-breds that have their names in the herd book may be above such tricks, but I doubt it.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
In 1857 Mr. Duckham took over the management of the herd-book, and to his exertions the breed owes a deep debt of gratitude.A Short History of English Agriculture | W. H. R. Curtler
No peerage ever kept a more jealous heraldry than the herd-book of this great quadruped noblesse.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's | Elihu Burritt
The advantages of a Registry, or Herd Book, for this breed of cattle, are too obvious to require argument.