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  • n. Plural form of herdsman.


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  • The name stirs in herdsmen and reapers sentiments of loyalty and liberty, and in the narrator nostalgia for the old days in hope that they will become the future days.

    Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music

  • But what they're holding on to is what they call the best-case scenario, that both Christine and Charlie are injured and that they've taken shelter, they're being helped by a local herdsmen, which is why these search teams have been going door to door.

    CNN Transcript Dec 23, 2006

  • The cattle and sheep grazed as if they were never to get another mouthful; and the herdsmen were all splitting wood or making baskets.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

  • When at last his rival appeared, the fight would take place in grim silence, broken only by the clash of spears and shields, for it was a point of honour with the king not to call the herdsmen to his assistance.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • a point of honour with the king not to call the herdsmen to his assistance.

    The Golden Bough

  • He needed almost a thousand dependable "herdsmen" to be sure of getting his people to follow him when the time came.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • I'm damned if I don't think we ought to call the herdsmen in, and every man with a loaded gun! "

    The Alaskan

  • Soon the poor herdsmen and farmers could sell gold for more than $23 a gram – a huge sum in a country where most people live on less than $2 a day.

    Lead Poisoning Outbreak Causes Emergency In Nigeria

  • Each was a doe, and there were several hundred of them; and they were moved slowly by the Basque herdsmen, with frequent pauses, for each doe was accompanied by a young kid.


  • These vouchers can be used to buy food in local markets, giving a boost to local traders and herdsmen and women while also putting people in control of how they manage food crises.

    Olusegun Obasanjo: African Leaders Must End Hunger Crises Now


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