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. I suppose nay, said the cowherd. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  2. But by stratagem of a humble cowherd who loved her with a fidelity staunch unto death, Flamby secured the Dame's escape and the two fled together covertly, through the forest and by night.... – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  3. As the boy lay stretched on the ground I recognized the cowherd. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  4. Take these poor lines in haste and sickness penned, As tribute from a warm and grateful friend, Who, though thy kindness he can not repay, Will ne'er forget thee, Cowherd, nor thy lay. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  5. A village cowherd looked after all the animals and brought them back at night. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  6. But the cowherd jumped aside, and catching the Gruagach by one of his legs, threw him up on to the half of the wild sow on his shoulder, and taking the other half of her from the ground, clapped that on the top of the Gruagach, and ran away to Fin's castle as fast as his legs could carry him. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  7. " I'll go and bring her to you," said the cowherd. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  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. But Kari got lost himself; so when the cowherd had recovered entirely, I went to look for his cows and my lost elephant. – Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
  10. When he was in sight of Fin's castle, the sentry at the gate ran in and cried: " That cowherd is coming with the size of a mountain before him!" – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I thought of course that somebody had stolen them- some boy from the village, or perhaps the chastised cowherd. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  16. 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
  17. Fast they rode in pursuit, and presently they came to a cross where was a poor cowherd keeping watch over his few beasts, and of him they asked whether any had passed that way. – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  18. 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