Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Australia, the occupation of a stock-rider; the work of a cow-boy; riding herd.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • There are tracks through the endless mallee scrub, only known to the tribes in the neighbourhood, and a few half-castes like Warrigal, that have been stock-riding about them.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Jack Denver and Big Ben Duggan were boys together on the old selections, and at the new provisional bark school at Pipeclay; they went into the Great North-West together "where all the rovers go" -- stock-riding and droving and overlanding, and came back after a few years bronzed and seasoned and with wild yarns.

    The Rising of the Court

  • Fencing, dam-making, horse-breaking, stock-riding, from making hay to building a shed, all bushwork came easy enough to us, Jim in particular; he took a pleasure in it, and was never happier than when he'd had a real tearing day's work and was settling himself after his tea to a good steady smoke.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

  • Fencing, dam-making, horse-breaking, stock-riding, from making hay to building a shed, all bushwork came easy enough to us, Jim in particular; he took a pleasure in it, and was never happier than when he’d had a real tearing day’s work and was settling himself after his tea to a good steady smoke.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • a few half-castes like Warrigal, that have been stock-riding about them.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

  • "We got a mortgage on it, and foreclosed it, and it's ours now; and Jerry Lumley's stock-riding for us.

    Northern Lights, Volume 3.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.