Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The manager or herdsman of a cattle-station; a shepherd; a herdsman.
“Carpenter and the stock-keeper to inventory a line of desk-clocks which they were closing out.”
“The stock-keeper hoped when night came he might manage them better, but they still refused to go forward.”
“The stock-keeper would be himself forced to wait on the banks of a stream that might have been crossed at once.”
“However, by dint of energy and ambition, the stock-keeper triumphed over these difficulties, incessantly renewed though they were.”
“Sundry details, added by the stock-keeper, completed the history of this expedition, worthy of being written, if not commended by”
“A few minutes later, nothing was visible of the stock-keeper and his troop but a cloud of dust.”
“The leader, or to give him his proper designation, the stock-keeper, was part owner of the drove.”
“At this time, the stock-keeper and his horse have no sinecure; for the cattle they have to collect, are as wild, and nearly as swift as deer; so much so, that a cattle-hunt in Australia is nearly as much enjoyed by the young men as a fox-hunt in Old England.”
“His having forty or fifty cows brought home every evening to milk, would not only make their calves quiet and tractable, but would also compel the stock-keeper to be more active, would keep him at his duty, and, I feel satisfied, would save the proprietor a great deal in the course of the year.”
“Charley Carpenter and the stock-keeper to inventory a line of desk-clocks which they were closing out.”
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