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  • n. Plural form of drover.


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  • Martyn Sowerbutts, now retired after a career in computers, and his wife Cherry like to walk their dogs, Scrumpy and Enzo, along the bridleways and old drovers' roads, many of which would disappear under the foundations of the new housing estates.

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  • The old cattle drovers who had to bring their sheep great distances to annual sales depended on their dogs, and both cattle and sheep looked upon them as guides and protectors.

    Country Diary: Northumberland

  • Inside the mart the display shows all the various aspects of the droving days from the drovers to the cattle and the routes.

    Country diary: Dingwall mart

  • One success has been the drovers' project, which was aimed at commemorating the work and life of the cattle drovers.

    Country diary: Dingwall mart

  • There were horse traders, mule teamsters, and frequent drovers of cattle.

    'David Ruggles'

  • But since bulls had to be driven through the streets to the bullring for the festival bullfights, it is thought that it developed as a competition between drovers to see who could do this the fastest.

    Crisis Tames the Pamplona Bull Run

  • The drovers soon realized the bulls would move faster if they were chasing someone, rather than being driven and no doubt they and the local dare devils also relished the opportunity for a display of machismo.

    Crisis Tames the Pamplona Bull Run

  • This photograph is typical of the lanes around here, old drovers roads dropping down into the Welland Valley that have wide verges that in May suddenly cloud over with billows of white Cow Parsley.

    On the Verge

  • The hymn would commemorate the events of April 19, 1775 when British militia marching across the river had encountered the farmers and drovers and citizens who had blocked their way.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • One of them survives by opening a saloon, The Empress of Mars, which caters to long-distance drovers and accumulates a host of misfits.

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