from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pen or inclosure for cattle.


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  • The company responded by retraining cattle-pen staff, it said in a statement to the USDA.

    Oversight 'Flaw' Led to Meat Recall

  • Daniel Ugarte Navarro, a 49-year-old former cattle-pen manager at the plant, faces the possibility of more than five years in prison on felony and misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, said Deborah Ploghaus, deputy district attorney in San Bernardino County.

    Meatpacker in Cow-Abuse Scandal

  • The stranger the curvature, the more handsome the ox is considered to be, and the longer this ornament of the cattle-pen is spared to beautify the herd.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • In a cattle-pen it produces great mischief in the same way.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The burial of a Bechuana chief takes place in his cattle-pen, and all the cattle are driven for an hour or two around and over the grave, so that it may be quite obliterated.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Who was it laughed there in the old slave-market — laughed at these white eyeballs glaring from out of the blackness of their dark cattle-pen?

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • And along with these thoughts, there struck upon my ears a whistling of pinions as the shadow of a bird flitted across the brilliant, dew-bespangled green of the forecourt, and five cocks crowed in succession, and a flock of geese announced the fact of their awakening, and a cow lowed, and the gate of the cattle-pen creaked.

    Through Russia

  • The boys lost no time in getting down from the cattle-pen fence, and the car had barely stopped when they were aboard.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter

  • A piece of old carpet was laid in front of the hut, too, where the boys could sit and watch the trains switching back and forth on the railway, and the tramps who were heating coffee in cans over by the cattle-pen.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter

  • A few rods from the dwelling is the _corral_ or cattle-pen, a large oval inclosure, into which, at irregular intervals, he drives his herds for purposes of branding or enumeration; and near the _corral_ two or three impatient horses, shackled with a thong confining the forelegs, are grazing.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859


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