Definitions

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  • n. Bigger area for pasturing of sheep.

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Examples

  • The tracks of his paces were so worn on the carpet that it suggested a sheep-run through the heather.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Boolabong, and was a cattle-run, as distinguished from a sheep-run; but it was a poor place, was sometimes altogether unstocked, and was supposed to be not unfrequently used as a receptable for stolen cattle.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • Queensland sheep-run, and his flocks ran far afield over a vast territory of which he was the only lord.

    Harry Heathcote of Gangoil

  • And just as in olden times God called His chief servants from the farmstead and the sheep-run, so even still the men of might have been those whose natures were made strong by youthful hardship and boyish battles.

    The Story of Garfield Farm-boy, Soldier, and President

  • If these men had gone upon a farm or sheep-run for two or three years 'apprenticeship, investing their money safely meanwhile, they might have become in a few more years, prosperous colonists.

    Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864

  • The man-eater lurked in a wood that was hard by the sheep-run.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • 'I bought' im out of the yard at Breeza Downs – that's Windeatt's run about sixty miles from Moongarr, and I will say that though it's a sheep-run they've beat us in the breed of their 'osses ....

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • The solitude was greater than I could bear; the mountain upon my master's sheep-run was a crowded thoroughfare in comparison with this sombre sullen place.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • The more I looked at everything in the house, the more I was struck with its quasi-European character; and had the walls only been pasted over with extracts from The Illustrated London News and Punch, I could have almost fancied myself in a shepherd's hut upon my master's sheep-run.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • When the feast of St. Rémy [Oct. 1] drew near, I had my pig-yard stocked with porkers, and my sheep-run with wethers, and bought in a supply of flour and wine, to serve the household through the winter; this I did, because the price of goods went up in winter, because of the sea which is more treacherous in winter than in summer.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

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