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pasturage

[pas-cher-ij, pahs-] /ˈpæs tʃər ɪdʒ, ˌpɑs-/
noun
1.
2.
the activity or business of pasturing livestock.
Origin of pasturage
1525-1535
1525-35; pasture + -age
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  • Its early growth in spring makes it equal to rye for pasturage.

  • The nomads of Asia follow the pasturage from month to month.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The musical world in convention assembled has covenanted that certain harmonies shall be set apart for pasturage.

  • A soft hillside of pasturage succeeded, down which the men ran like schoolboys.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • With diminution of the pasturage came diminution of the live stock, their sole means of subsistence.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • The grasses and clovers are of course used for pasturage and hay.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Much he told me also concerning the rights of 'pacage,' or pasturage on commons—privileges upheld rather by custom than law.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The ground has been hitherto, I believe, used chiefly for pasturage.

  • Near the camp Dad was found rounding up the other horses, who had just been scared from their pasturage by another wandering bear.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • Even the sand-dunes have been reclaimed and converted into pasturage.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
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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