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- v. Present participle of ranch.
- n. The business or activity of operating a ranch, of farming or raising livestock.
- n. A ranch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slender dagger used in the Malay Islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
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I think you seem an intelligent fellow and admire your enterprise if you and your family are engaged in ranching and agricultural pursuits as well as owning tiendas in Tabasco.
If ranching is really better for the land than farming, let the ranchers graze on their own land!
This procedure is known as ranching and also requires that a certain percentage of the animals reared in such a way, be returned to replenish the natural population.
Without telling her the real reason, Frank had talked Marian into the idea of ranching and the older people found her eager zest and enthusiasm for the new life, pathetic.
Also to be decided is who gets McNair Farms Inc. in Mississippi, described as a ranching and farming business, and "The Ranch," a mansion near his boyhood home of Mount Olive in southern Mississippi.
Also to be decided is who gets McNair Farms Inc. in Mississippi, described as a ranching and farming business, and "The Ranch," a mansion near his boyhood home of Mount Olive.
Greenpeace stated: "Every eight seconds, an acre of Amazon rainforest is destroyed for Brazilian cattle ranching, which is the biggest single driver of deforestation in the world."
While the president has us looking at the healthcare issue, he's doing a lot of things with his agencies that are very disturbing, regulating the net, the EPA is expanding its control on businesses, and it appears from the elite letter from the interior department that they are looking at over 10 million acres in Western states to take control of and under some environmental rule and stop the mining, stop the energy development, forestry, ranching, which is just a big land grab.
Is that anything like Reagan's losses on cattle "ranching" you think?
However, the land used for windmill farms can be simultaneously used for other purposes such as ranching, farming and recreation.