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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western California southeast of Oakland. Food processing is among its important industries. Population: 141,000.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An officer who is appointed to guard hedges, and to keep cattle from breaking or cropping them, and whose further duty it is to impound animals found running at large.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An official whose duty was to guard the common herd or cattle of a town and to prevent them from breaking the hedges or fences of inclosed grounds; in New England, a similar official whose special duty was to impound strays.

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