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Definitions of grazier

  1. a rancher who grazes cattle or sheep for market
  2. One who pastures cattle, and rears them for market.
  3. One who pastures or breeds cattle for market.
  4. One who rears cattle.
  5. One who pastures or deals in cattle.
  6. One who pastures cattle, and who rears them for market.

Usage examples for grazier

  1. Walking about with his book and pencil here's my head and my heels are coming till Joe Cuffe gave him the order of the boot for giving lip to a grazier. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. " So I have," answered the grazier; " but that's just why I want more of them. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  3. Even then it seems that sleep did not visit his eyelids; for a wealthy grazier, who lay in the room below, complained bitterly the next morning of some person walking overhead " in all manner of strides, just for all the world like a happarition in boots." – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. If the cattle are kept on cake, corn, potatoes, or brewers' wash or grain, during the previous winter, it will be ruin to the grazier. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  5. When, in an outburst of passion, the grazier called out upon his beeves, or the smith invoked his anvil or his sledge, all the advantages of swearing, whatever they may be held to be, had been accomplished, and that without prudery being ruffled or innocence shocked. – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  6. The grazier was next called upon to make his statement. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  7. If a grazier has a number of fields and many cattle, to carry out the treatment of his cattle properly, shifting and fresh grass once in ten or fourteen days should, if possible, be adopted. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  8. But if I were to buy an hundred sheep, and the grazier should bring me one single weather fat and well fleeced by way of pattern, and expect the same price round for the whole hundred, without suffering me to see them before he was paid, or giving me good security to restore my money for those that were lean or shorn or scabby, I would be none of his customer. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  9. As both parties appeared anxious for a bargain, they soon came to an understanding as to the terms; and the grazier promised to give ten dollars in money, and four head of horses for each of the slaves that were for sale. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  10. It's these confounded poets that turn all your heads, and make you think you have nothing to do after you are married but sit beside fountains and grottoes, and divert yourself with birds and flowers, instead of looking after your servants, and paying your butcher's bills; and, after all, what is the substance of that trash you have just been reading, but to say that the man was a substantial farmer and grazier, and had bees; though I never heard of any man in his senses going to sleep amongst his beehives before. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  11. By Agnes Grazier Herbertson. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
  12. I have no doubt but the whole line of the river will sooner or later be occupied, and that both its soil and climate will be found to suit the purpose both of the grazier and the agriculturist. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  13. Murtagh Cosgar isn't a grazier or a shopkeeper. – Three Plays by Padraic Colum
  14. According to the grazier's directions, Doyle and his companions departed, but having met, as Doyle phrases it, with a running chase in their cross way, which they had taken for safety, they were obliged to return back into the main road again, and by accident put up at the same inn where the grazier and his companions were that evening. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  15. From some glade of the woods appeared the monk, charged with the blessing of his convent; or the grazier, with a string of horses- his gift, for the service of the army. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  16. A short walk brought us to it, a bleak moorland house, once the farm of some grazier in the old prosperous days, but now put into repair and turned into a modern dwelling. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  17. His father was a butcher and grazier; and Shakespeare himself is supposed to have been in early life a woolcomber; whilst others aver that he was an usher in a school and afterwards a scrivener's clerk. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  18. He says that the profits of grazing were reckoned at one- third of the improvement that ensued from the grazing, but the grazier was not now getting this. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
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