from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A farmer whose occupation is the raising of sheep.


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  • These persons, a sheep-farmer and his shepherd, settled in the vale of

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • As they advance and increase in numbers, the pasturage becomes more scarce; it is still more so the further they go, until they are at last obliged, in order to obtain the means of subsistence, to cross the Orange River, and become the pest of the sheep-farmer in a country which contains scarcely any of their favorite grassy food.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • To kill the giants, he thought, would be using the sword for the right; but as to winning the love of the princess, that was a thing which the son of a poor sheep-farmer need not hope for.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • Only by thinking that non-existence was some kind of real property would any sheep-farmer be led to the absurdity of inspecting his flock


  • A colonial sheep-farmer is a different person from a young

    The Invader A Novel

  • Mr. Lee was a large sheep-farmer, and before we left that evening we had accepted a most kind invitation from him to go to his run for a month or two at any rate, before deciding finally to take up the rough and uncertain business we had proposed for ourselves.

    Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864

  • I was living at that time in a quiet way in my native county, when a cousin of mine, who used to be my special companion and friend when we were boys, died, and left me, to my considerable surprise, a large property in Australia, in which country he had been living for many years as an extensive sheep-farmer.

    Working in the Shade Lowly Sowing brings Glorious Reaping

  • It was necessary to undergo a term of probation and education for the work of a sheep-farmer or any other in the Colony, and this I had not only accomplished, but I had been, and was, making money and a living, and had fair prospects before me should I decide to adopt the life of a squatter permanently.

    Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864

  • Scab, here, is a very different disease from what the sheep-farmer at home is acquainted with, and is much more difficult to cure.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.

  • The sheep-farmer ought to have a good homestead in an agricultural part of the Colony, (this, in my opinion, is indispensable to his success,) where he may grow grain sufficient not only to render him almost independent of bad seasons and high prices, but, generally, to give him

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.


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