Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inclosure connected with a railroad, or a slaughter-house, or a market, etc., for the distribution, sorting, sale, or temporary keeping of cattle, swine, sheep, and horses. Such yards are often of great size, and are arranged with pens, sheds, stables, conveniences for feeding, etc.
“Now the train was passing the elevator, the grim storage - tanks for oil, a creamery, a lumber-yard, a stock-yard muddy and trampled and stinking.”
“We encamped beside the old stock-yard and the ruins of a dairy, only visible in the remaining excavation.”
“A good stock-yard had been set up; a storehouse had also been built; a garden had been fenced in, and contained lettuce, radishes, melons, cucumbers.”
“The runs about it are very extensive; the natives few and inoffensive, and the stock-yard etc., left there, renders it very complete.”
“Now the train was passing the elevator, the grim storage-tanks for oil, a creamery, a lumber-yard, a stock-yard muddy and trampled and stinking.”
“But these places were few and far between at the time of which I write; the stations were mere passing places, long side-tracks, with perhaps a stock-yard and section house once in a while, but generally without buildings or even switch lights.”
“I never afterward purchased stable or stock-yard manure, though I could often have used it to advantage; for I did not think it safe to purchase this kind of fertilizer for a farm where large numbers of animals are kept.”
“I try to turn back to the land each year more than I take from it, but I do not dare to go to a stock-yard for any part of my supply.”
“From this man William learnt that he had entirely gone out of his way; and that in the morning his best plan would be not to attempt to regain the road in the way he had lost it, but to take the track that led from the stock-yard in the vicinity to the head station; whence he would find a well-beaten line to the main road.”
“For some time previously to muster-day, the stock-keepers have been very busy drawing their herds by degrees as near the stock-yard as possible; and when the day arrives, the whole are driven into the yard to be inspected.”
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