- herd + -ess? (Wiktionary)
“Tell Claude I wish him luck with the shep - herdess.”
“That refers to the picture of the shep - herdess and her sheep being hidden.”
“The picture, the beautiful shep - herdess, was gone.”
“Lucy felt sure that this girl must be a shepherdess - or perhaps a fish-herdess and that the shoal was really a flock at pasture.”
“On the other was a formal garden where an elegant shep - herdess with a mask and crook was fleeing on high heels from a satin-coated shepherd.”
“Indeed, "My mother said I could be no lad, till I was twentye, '* is a passage I notice in my Milton with a view to this; which see; and therein also of a shep - herdess" taking the tale.”
Looking for tweets for herdess.