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pasturage

[pas-cher-ij, pahs-] /ˈpæs tʃər ɪdʒ, ˌpɑs-/
noun
1.
2.
the activity or business of pasturing livestock.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; pasture + -age
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  • They had sweeping views to east and west, good pasturage for the cattle, trout streams nearby.
  • Crops of wild rices and sedges from the marshland were harvested for hay and pasturage.
  • The road and its many offshoots transited or terminated at open pasturage where the flocks could expand.
  • The five weeks of furlough may be spent at a stable, if the stable is equipped with sufficient size pasturage.
  • There were also droves of cattle, swine and sheep on their way to market or being driven to the back country for pasturage.
  • It was knee-deep and lush--rich pasturage for footsore and hungry oxen.
  • The group of consumers who use electricity for such purposes as pumping, spraying crops, and stock pumps used for pasturage.
  • pasturage is short everywhere to the east of the foothills.
  • If they had been, they would have been so thick that the pasturage would have given out the first day.
British Dictionary definitions for pasturage

pasturage

/ˈpɑːstʃərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the right to graze or the business of grazing cattle
2.
another word for pasture
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Word Origin and History for pasturage
n.

1530s, from Old French pasturage (13c, Modern French pâturage), from pasturer "to pasture" (see pasture (v.)).

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