Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who takes care of geese.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Still, aside from one or two places, the rain sheeted off us as we set off across the drive past the round fountain, which in daylight I could see featured the bronze figure of a goose-herd.

    The Moor

  • This is more probable than a "jingling allusion ... to goose-herd or gozzard," which Dilke suggests.

    Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

  • Before me was my father goose-herd; and he taught me the windings of the journey to the city, and the best resting-places, and the ways of geese, and the meaning of their cries, and what pleaseth them and serveth flesh and feather, and how they should be driven.

    A Child's Book of Saints

  • The goose-herd grandson was driving a flock of geese across the green bowl below the cabin.

    Truxton King A Story of Graustark

  • The shiftless, lanky goose-herd came forth in time, and lazily drove his scattered flock off into the lower glen.

    Truxton King A Story of Graustark

  • And all this time the goose-herd grandson of the Witch was dancing his wild, uncanny solo in the thick of the brew, an exalted grin on his face, strange cries of delight breaking from his lips: a horrid spectacle that fascinated the observers.

    Truxton King A Story of Graustark

  • "I hope you will pardon me for not being a better goose-herd," said

    Fifty Famous Stories Retold

  • Maximilian sat down on a stone, and laughed at the thought of being a goose-herd.

    Fifty Famous Stories Retold

  • So the goose-herd's daughter held the Princess, and the old goose-herd stripped the ram's hide off from her.

    Pepper & Salt or, Seasoning for Young Folk

  • Then the old goose-herd drove her geese away, and the goose-girl waited for the coming of the Prince.

    Pepper & Salt or, Seasoning for Young Folk

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