Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inclosure for the exhibition of horses, stock, machinery, or other large objects at a show.

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Examples

  • The selector must be well satisfied as to soundness of constitution, especially in laying the foundation of a show-yard herd.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • However long she may have been kept up for show-yard purposes, or whatever enormous quantity of beef she may have put on, if she have the head of the ox (I do not say of the bull, because I have never seen a female so characterised) she must be put aside, unless very superior in other respects.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • Mr John Collie, Ardgay, was a celebrated breeder, and was one of the most dangerous men to face in the show-yard I have ever encountered.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • The wealthy breeder, No. 1, may look to the honours of the show-yard; but No. 2, with his limited means, must have regard only to his ultimate profit.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • He and the Messrs Cruickshank, Sittyton, had everything their own way in the show-yard for years.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • I have had many encounters with them in the Aberdeen show-yard, and have got soundly beaten.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • Breeding for the show-yard must not be left to haphazard; nor is the breeder likely to be successful if pride and conceit be his besetting sins.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • In laying the foundation of a breeding stock there is generally one of two objects in view: either, first, to raise up a herd the best of its race, with a view to competition in the show-yard and to improve it to the utmost; or, second, to breed commercial cattle for commercial purposes with the greatest possible profit.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • Mr Mustard never forces his stock for the show-yard, and seldom sends any except to the county show, where they are always winners.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • I have been many a day in company with him, and have the most vivid recollection of him as he examined the stock in a show-yard.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

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