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trail herd

noun
1.
a herd of cattle driven along a trail, especially from their home range to market.
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  • A fictional chronicle, based almost entirely on facts, of a trail herd that tried to get to California in the fifties.

  • The trail herd had made good progress through the valley, and Rogers, aided by the Star men, had kept them going.

    'Drag' Harlan Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The boss of a trail herd cannot be a shirker, and Sanderson did his full share of the work.

    Square Deal Sanderson Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Neither can I. My trail herd is kinda small, right now; a lot smaller than it will be later on.

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower
  • While the water was still high Harshaw started a trail herd to Utah.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • That's about eighteen years ago they trailed a herd north—and here we are, taking our trail—herd north on the same trail!

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower
  • They look like strays; must have escaped from some trail herd.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • It was the first trail herd that had been started eastward since the coming of the railroad.

    The Trail Horde Charles Alden Seltzer
  • "I've followed a trail herd two thousand," grinned Sanderson.

    Square Deal Sanderson Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Rattler had come north with the trail herd, and he was wise beyond the wisdom of most horses.

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower

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