Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for supplying feed in regulated quantities to racks or mangers.

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Examples

  • Foxcliffe Hickory Wind was born to Thistleglen Newell and Foxcliffe Summoning Charms just before Christmas 2005 in the Doves' converted cattle-feeder barn, on 56 acres abutting the Rappahannock and Jordan rivers.

    Hickory, Westminster Kennel Club's 'best in show' dog, is from Va. hunt country

  • As harmless a fellow as you ever saw, and the best cattle-feeder hereabouts.

    Aladdin & Co. A Romance of Yankee Magic

  • Mr. Tulliver called Wakem a rascal at the market dinner-table, the attorneys 'clients were not a whit inclined to withdraw their business from him; and if, when Wakem himself happened to be present, some jocose cattle-feeder, stimulated by opportunity and brandy, made a thrust at him by alluding to old ladies' wills, he maintained perfect

    The Mill on the Floss

  • But when Mr. Tulliver called Wakem a rascal at the market dinner-table, the attorneys’ clients were not a whit inclined to withdraw their business from him; and if, when Wakem himself happened to be present, some jocose cattle-feeder, stimulated by opportunity and brandy, made a thrust at him by alluding to old ladies’ wills, he maintained perfect sang froid, and knew quite well that the majority of substantial men then present were perfectly contented with the fact that “Wakem was Wakem”; that is to say, a man who always knew the stepping-stones that would carry him through very muddy bits of practice.

    VII. How a Hen Takes to Stratagem. Book III—The Downfall

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