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cattle run

a barnyard or fenced area adjacent to a barn used as a limited grazing area or exercise lot for cattle.
a passageway used for cattle.
Origin of cattle run
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The horses tied up, across the road, in the supposed shade under clumps of scraggy saplings along by the fence of a cattle-run.

    Children of the Bush Henry Lawson
  • Rifles cracked to right and left of him, like stock-whips in a cattle-run.

    On the Heels of De Wet The Intelligence Officer
  • The one holds his lands for a cattle-run or a farm, the other employs his in feeding kangaroos or in growing wild roots.

  • Dinky-Dunk is fencing in some of the range, for a sort of cattle-run for our two milk-cows.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • The name of "Ocho Rios" had been given to the station by the man who had first taken up the block of country for a cattle-run.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Where the cattle-run remains it is mapped out as a "reserve" for a certain townland, and is greatly prized by the peasants.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker

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