Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man employed as a herdsman on an unfenced station in Australia.
“‘Thou art so near and yet so far,’ as a provoking stock-rider hummed.”
“C---- then had a try, with more success, but the horse was never safe for a lady to ride, and he was soon after disposed of to a stock-rider on the Waiou.”
“I got some verses by post the other day from one of your friends in Lebanon -- a stock-rider I think he was, and they said I had a 'wild beauty' and a 'savage sweetness.”
“The back-blocks has its tricks as well as the towns, as you would see if you come across a stock-rider with a cheque to be broke in his hand.”
“I've seen six months 'wages go bung in a day with a stock-rider on the gentle jupe.”
“Thou art so near and yet so far,' as a provoking stock-rider hummed.”
“Sometimes I thought I must be dreaming -- that this man, sitting in a cell, quiet and dull-looking, with heavy irons on his limbs, could never be Dick Marston, the shearer, the stock-rider, the gold-miner, the bush-ranger.”
“In a short time the man was well again, but he said that the horrors of that night were too much for him, and he would seek some other occupation than that of stock-rider.”
“Each stock-rider, or stockman, as we call him, has a particular part of the run assigned to him, and every morning he goes along the boundary of it, and if his own cattle have strayed across the line, he drives them back again; likewise, if he finds his neighbor's cattle have strayed into his territory, he drives them out.”
“He was only a stock-rider," she murmured, as if to herself, "but he was well-born.”
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