from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A keeper of horses; a groom.


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  • A small horse-herd ain't difficult to manage, if you've learned your trade in Afghanistan.

    Flashman's Lady

  • As long as the grassland was dotted with young trees, they walked upright, making good time, but the last five hundred yards they had to crawl, stopping often to check the wind, while the horse-herd drifted slowly by.


  • I happened to arrive at the Chimney Butte Ranch one day just as the horse-herd was being driven into the corral.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • You Bokh horse-herd, watching your mares and stallions feeding!

    Salut au Monde

  • And he went along, and along, and along, and still further along, till he came to the horse-herd of the King of Elfland feeding his horses.

    English Fairy Tales

  • "Canst thou tell me," said Childe Rowland to the horse-herd, "where the King of Elfland's Dark Tower is?"

    English Fairy Tales

  • "I cannot tell thee," said the horse-herd, "but go on a little further and thou wilt come to the cow-herd, and he, maybe, can tell thee."

    English Fairy Tales

  • When all was ready, Mr. McIntish stood in the middle of the lodge and spoke with great warmth and feeling, telling them that Chis-chis-chash warriors had stolen his horse-herd -- that he had traced it to their camp and demanded its return.

    The Way of an Indian

  • You Bokh horse-herd, watching your mares and stal -

    Leaves of Grass [1867]

  • Then was Hallblithe glad, and he strode down the bent speedily, his war - gear clashing upon him: and as he came to the foot thereof and on to the grass of the dale, he got amongst the pasturing horses, and passed close by the horse-herd and a woman that was with him.

    The Story of the Glittering Plain; or, the land of Living Men


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