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  • n. Plural form of pasturage.


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  • This is done, chiefly by suppressing, or at least keeping a strait hand, upon the devouring trades of usury, ingrossing great pasturages, and the like.

    The Essays

  • The land of Great Britain is held by the nobility and the princely cormorants of trade, who exact rental which cannot be paid from the produce of the soil, so usurious is it, or who turn the rich acres into pleasure grounds and pasturages.

    Black and White

  • The road lay through a beautiful fertile region, abounding in rich pasturages; where a hundred thousand cattle might have fed comfortably.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Then, all around would be seen valleys and pasturages that could form the feeding-grounds of thousands of animals; then would appear virgin forests, gigantic trees-birches, beeches, ash-trees, cypresses, tree-ferns — and broad plains overrun by herds of guanacos, vicunas, and ostriches.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Bedouins lived; and it in turn moulded their life, apportioned the tribal areas, and kept the clans revolving through their rote of spring, summer and winter pasturages, as the herds cropped the scanty growths of each in turn.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • There he plied me with bowl after bowl of diuretic camel-milk between questions about Europe, my home tribe, the English camel-pasturages, the war in the Hejaz and the wars elsewhere, Egypt and Damascus, how Feisal was, why did we seek Abdulla, and by what perversity did I remain Christian, when their hearts and hands waited to welcome me to the Faith?

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • When I again returned to the pasturages after the last interruption, it was night.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • These herds and pasturages seemed to me to belong to one of the kings now on their travels: I think it was Mensor and his family.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Only about one-half of these were inhabited, the remaining and smaller islands being known as holms, or pasturages for sheep, which, seen in the distance, resembled green specks in the great blue sea, which everywhere surrounded them.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • Sir George, after giving the opinions of some of the professors of geology, conceives the most natural account of the phenomenon to be, that those animals or their bones were swept from the great Tartarian pasturages of Cobi, by the waters of the Deluge, towards the ocean.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847


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