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  • On some of the grazing lands the right of grazing sheep belonged to a man called a 'flockmaster', who during certain months of the year had the exclusive right of turning his sheep on all the lands of the parish.

    A Short History of English Agriculture

  • Labels: exclamation point, flockmaster, money, sheep, teh alsome posted by John McGrath @ 10: 10 PM

    World's Best Exclamation Point

  • Labels: exclamation point, flockmaster, money, sheep, teh alsome posted by John McGrath @ 10: 10 PM 1 Comments

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • New South Wales in 1826, as a flockmaster, and received a grant of crown land in the Upper Hunter Valley.

    Patrick White - Autobiography

  • Could anything, for example, have exceeded the bitterness and the boorishness of the other rich flockmaster whom David's youths, with Eastern frankness, had asked,

    Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters

  • But the clamour of the Trojan ranks was as that of many thousand ewes that stand waiting to be milked in the yards of some rich flockmaster, and bleat incessantly in answer to the bleating of their lambs; for they had not one speech nor language, but their tongues were diverse, and they came from many different places.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • The practical herdsman or flockmaster can gain a great deal of information as to the condition, of an animal merely by grasping the coat and looking at and feeling the skin.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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  • How exciting! I had no idea you were an independent flockmaster, John. ;-)

    March 17, 2008

  • My new favorite magazine, Sheep!, is subtitled "The Voice of the Independent Flockmaster." A modern word for shepherd, I presume.

    March 16, 2008