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Definitions of cowherd

  1. One whose occupation is to tend cows.
  2. One who tends cattle at pasture.
  3. One who tends cows in the field.

Usage examples for cowherd

  1. The leaders with whom we had most to do, sometimes in the way of friendship, far more frequently in the way of warfare, were the Peshwa, the head of the Mahratta confederacy, the heir of Sivajee; Ranojee Bhonsla, a private horseman, who became Prince of Nagpore; Pilajee Gaikwar, a cowherd, who ruled in Baroda; Ranojee Scindia, a menial servant of the Peshwa, who made Gwalior his capital; and Mulhar Rao Holkar, a shepherd, who became Maharajah of Indore. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  2. Walking there yesterday, we met a woman shepherdess, cowherd, or siren- standing guard over three steers while they fed; a scantily- clad, brown woman, who had a distaff in her hand, and spun the flax as she watched the straying cattle, an example of double industry which the men who tend herds never imitate. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. I was lately out with a party after a tiger, he said, which had killed a cowherd, but his companions refused to point out any trace of him, saying that their relative's spirit must be now riding upon his head, to guide him from all danger, and we should have no chance of shooting him. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  4. The field dipped sharply to a stream, and at the crossing Derek came suddenly on the little 'dot- here dot- there' cowherd, who, at Derek's greeting, gave him an abrupt " Good day!" – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  5. As the boy lay stretched on the ground I recognized the cowherd. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  6. A village cowherd looked after all the animals and brought them back at night. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  7. The June baby, who is two feet square and valiant beyond her size and years, seized a stick much bigger than herself and went after the cows, the cowherd being nowhere to be seen. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  8. Johann himself, after long and miserable wanderings in disguise, bitterly repented, owned his crime to the Pope, and was received into a convent; Eschenbach escaped, and lived fifteen years as a cowherd. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  9. The rules of the art of cookery had been handed down little changed in essentials since the wife of the Aryan cowherd dressed her husband's food for him. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
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