Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A route formed merely by the treading of herds: used in contradistinction to cattle-way, a road formed by man for the use of his cattle.

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Examples

  • The lane widened, and in a minute he came to the footpath she had told him of, a mere cattle-track which plunged between the bushes.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • After scouring round a little to find the road, we at length hit on a cattle-track which seemed to go in the right direction.

    Missionary Work Among the Ojebway Indians

  • The smile did not leave Travers 'lips as he wound up his reel and stole swiftly along a cattle-track up from the river, but a sudden light gleamed in his eyes and his muscles hardened with excited tension.

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West

  • There was nothing you could call a road between the villages, only a rocky cattle-track that seemed to take the longest possible way between two points; and nobody seemed to own it, or to be there to challenge our right of way.

    Jimgrim and Allah's Peace

  • Suddenly they struck upon a path that was little more than a cattle-track, and instantly became mingled with other hoof-marks, older and going both ways.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • We were now upon a sort of green cattle-track which crossed the hills towards Torosay, and we kept changing sides upon that like dancers in a reel.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • The two men nodded, and riding down the bank, crossed the creek and quickly disappeared in the scrub on the other side; then Gerrard's party turned towards the coast, Trouton leading the way with the packhorses along a well-defined cattle-track.

    Tom Gerrard

  • When we went into the Wisconsin woods there was not a single wheel-track or cattle-track.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • We were now upon a sort of green cattle-track which crossed the hills towards Torosay, and we kept changing sides upon that like ancers in a reel.

    Kidnapped

  • The path the troops were passing was a mere cattle-track leading up hill, from the bed of the Xabecca river, among tangled brushwood, and occasionally passing through a cleft in the rocks.

    The Settler and the Savage

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