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  • v. Present participle of drove.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The occupation of a drover.
  • n. A method of hewing the faces of hard stones, similar to random-tooling or boasting. See drove, verb


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  • 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

  • It was not only impressive but seemed to epitomise the essence of the droving days.

    Country diary: Dingwall mart

  • A few years ago the society set up the project with three main aims: to assemble an archive on information about the droving; to create a permanent interpretive display within the mart; and, perhaps, the most ambitious of all, create a sculpture.

    Country diary: Dingwall mart

  • But the trail cleverly and legally threads its way past the firing ranges towards a delightful and ancient droving road that plunges down between cow parsley to an old farm.

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  • Oh, and just because it shows people droving cattle in the outback, doesn't necessarily make it a Western.

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  • One day, after droving cattle around the place, Tom returned to the homestead to discover his family and all the other workers slaughtered by local Aboriginals (thought to be revenge for something nasty that happened).

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • We go back in the car and follow the old droving road past the house where Inigo Jones was born, crossing the Dwyryd by the lovely triple-arched stone bridge he built, with seats of slate set in the triangular pedestrian refuges where people sit and watch the oak-fringed river on summer evenings.


  • Heartened to find that a track marked on our map actually exists, we trudge uphill out of Bereska along a muddy holloway on the droving road that leads through old beech woods towards Baligrod.


  • Leaving the pool, I follow what must be a pack-horse or droving track four feet wide through the old chestnut terraces, between drystone walls called calades.


  • A few of the merchants bore walking staffs or droving whips, but those that held them aloft did so more as if to say they were ready to surrender.

    Spirit Gate


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