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

  • n. The herding together of cattle for inspection, branding, or shipping.
  • n. The cattle so herded.
  • n. The workers and horses employed in such herding.
  • n. A gathering up, as of people under suspicion by the police.
  • n. A summary: a news roundup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An activity in which cattle are herded together in order to be inspected, counted, branded or shipped.
  • n. The similar police activity of gathering together suspects to a crime.
  • n. The summary to a news bulletin.

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