from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ranch or farm on which cattle are reared.


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  • Her father had a big cattle-ranch, but he got to fooling with mines or something, and went broke before he died.

    Chapter VI

  • There are women-only vacations to dog-sled in Alaska, cattle-ranch in Montana, hike the Inca Trail, dive the Caymans, cruise Antarctica and study ancient goddesses in Turkey.

    Women For Women

  • Stone Oak appealed to upper-middle-class Bexar County home buyers as it blossomed from what had once been rugged cattle-ranch country.

    Every Breath You Take

  • Given that, I didn't mind indulging her girlish fantasies with a brief tour of the wilds in a transcontinental Pullman; she could have her fill of Vast Plains and Brooding Forests from the window of a private hotel car, and never mind Chingachgook; we might stop off at some tame Indian village (one sniff of that would cure her notions), and perhaps a cattle-ranch or gold-mine.

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  • One neighbour, the largest cattle-ranch in the world, owning some 200,000 head, was estimated to have lost at least 20,000.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • On the other hand, Theodore Roosevelt disgustedly remarked that he was going to a cattle-ranch in the West to stay he knew not how long.

    The United States Since the Civil War

  • Cow-hunting in early days was the industry upon which many of the greatest fortunes of the State were founded, and from it sprang the great cattle-ranch industry that between the years 1866 and 1885 converted into gold the rich wild grasses of the tenantless plains and mountains of Texas, New Mexico, the Indian Territory, Kansas, Nebraska,

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • In the lumber and the mining camp, on the cattle-ranch and the prairie, the missionary has sweetened life with his ministry and given a tone to the life of the open and the wild that in value is past calculation.

    Society Its Origin and Development

  • Vallejo, a particular friend, who had a large and valuable cattle-ranch on the Pajaro River, about twenty miles on our way to

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • There were other women on the ranch (the saddle store was only an adjunct of the big cattle-ranch itself), but the grandmother was very old, and the servant-girl was Welsh and would not learn to speak more English than was required in the daily routine of housework.

    Southern Stories Retold from St. Nicholas


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