boundary-rider love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Attributive form of boundary rider, noun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man employed on an Australian farm or ‘station’ to ride over the estate, inspecting the fences and gates.


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  • Of course the real boundary-rider or cattleman is without equal in his own way.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • After a while a boundary-rider appeared and camped near by: "Good morning" said the boundary rider.

    Australia Looks Ahead

  • Nothing would induce me to show more respect to an appraiser of the runs than to a boundary-rider, or to a clergyman than a drover.

    My Brilliant Career

  • A boundary-rider had reported that a magnificent blue gum that they had long called King Koree had been blown down during a violent gale, and Mr. Hassal immediately declared that, whatever the trouble, it must be brought for the foundation of a kind of dam across the creek at Krangi-Bahtoo, the picnic spot.

    Seven Little Australians

  • He was sent out to do slavery for Greenhide Billy, a boundary-rider who plumed himself on having once been a cattle-man.

    Three Elephant Power and Other Stories

  • It happened one day when he had resigned his position as boundary-rider, in which he was practically useless.

    Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk — Volume 02

  • He had been a man of innumerable occupations -- nothing long: caretaker of tanks, rabbit-trapper, boundary-rider, cook at a shearers 'camp, and, in due time, he became book-keeper at O'Fallen's.

    Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk — Volume 02

  • The teamsters unyoke them and drive them on to the next water -- five miles -- having previously sent a mate to reconnoitre and see that boundary-rider is not round, otherwise, to make terms with him, for it is a squatter's bore.

    Children of the Bush

  • Big "tank" full of good water through the scrub to the right, but it is a private tank and a boundary-rider is shepherding it.

    Children of the Bush

  • And a boundary-rider jogging out across the neighb'ring run

    In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses


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