from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An uninclosed tract of land over which cattle may range and graze.


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  • My grandmother had sung it then to her beaux; officers they were; no wonder she chose it, -- "Oh, she loved a bold dragoon," -- and now I heard it sung on an Idaho cattle-range to quiet two thousand restless steers.

    The Passing of Cock-Eye Blacklock

  • The large farm or cattle-range kept men apart, the freedom of the open country attracted an unruly population, and in consequence frontier life tended to rough manners and lawlessness.

    Society Its Origin and Development

  • From habit our eyes swept the surrounding country, and in a moment we observed other groups of mounted men, an equal distance apart and traveling in the same general direction -- like a round-up sweeping over a cattle-range.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • It should never be said, they had sworn, that sheep had crossed the cattle-range of any of them.

    The Free Range

  • The Bar C cattle-range bounded the reservation on the west; the MacDonald ranch, as it was still called, after the astute Scotch squawman who had built it, was close to the reservation line; and beyond the sheltering Bad


  • There ought to be a lynching on every cattle-range once in seven years.


  • Then there had been only a wild cattle-range, ten thousand acres of brush, timber, and uncultivated open spaces.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

  • With the discovery of Oldring's hidden cattle-range had come enlightenment on several problems.

    Riders of the Purple Sage

  • They had long been known as a root-eating, berry-picking, inoffensive race when let alone, but now they seemed to descend on the cattle-range in a body and make their diet wholly of flesh.

    Monarch, the Big Bear of Tallac

  • The growing dearth of cattle-range in the United States offers, it seems, to Alaska the opportunity of supplying the American market with meat, and the kindling fancy of the enthusiastic "booster" sees trains loaded with frozen reindeer meat rolling into Chicago.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska


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