Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wide extent of grazing-ground.

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Examples

  • Boolabong, and was a cattle-run, as distinguished from a sheep-run; but it was a poor place, was sometimes altogether unstocked, and was supposed to be not unfrequently used as a receptable for stolen cattle.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • He had been a butcher, a drover, part owner of stock, and had at last become possessed of a share of a cattle-run, and then of the entire property, such as it was.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • Where the cattle-run remains it is mapped out as a "reserve" for a certain townland, and is greatly prized by the peasants.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • Many a fine cattle-run is rendered useless in dry seasons, by want of water.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.

  • Years had knitted him and Jim and Norah into a firm triumvirate, mates in the work and play of an Australian cattle-run; watched over by the silent grey man whose existence centred in his motherless son and daughter -- with a warm corner in his affections for the lithe, merry Queensland boy, whose loyalty to

    Captain Jim

  • All that the bush could teach her Norah knew, and in most of the work of the station – Billabong was a noted cattle-run – she was as handy as any of the men.

    Mates at Billabong

  • Rifles cracked to right and left of him, like stock-whips in a cattle-run.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • Dinky-Dunk is fencing in some of the range, for a sort of cattle-run for our two milk-cows.

    The Prairie Wife

  • The horses tied up, across the road, in the supposed shade under clumps of scraggy saplings along by the fence of a cattle-run.

    Children of the Bush

  • The name of "Ocho Rios" had been given to the station by the man who had first taken up the block of country for a cattle-run.

    Tom Gerrard

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