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- n. farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
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We’re in the airspace above Fazenda Esteio, the same hardscrabble cattle ranch surrounding the reserve where I’ll later chase Pithecia pithecia—those leaping monkeys marooned in their tiny fragment of forest—with Eleonore Setz.
[Footnote B: Major North is now my partner in a cattle ranch in Nebraska.]
He has also an extensive cattle ranch on the Dismal river, sixty-five miles north of North Platte, his partner being Major Frank North, the old commander of the celebrated Pawnee scouts.