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- noun A
keeperof stockor cattle; a herdsman.
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Sometimes this state of affairs would last a whole month, and the stockkeeper would be driven to his wits 'end by his bleating, bellowing, neighing army.
However, by dint of energy and ambition, the stockkeeper triumphed over these difficulties, incessantly renewed though they were.
The stockkeeper -- George Powell was his name -- had got into the dairy, as I thought, to lick the cream, for he was an awful hand on it; but he kept hanging about, and glowering at the milk-pans, and then looking at me, till at last he said some nonsense, and I told him to be off with his daffing; I would tell the master if he said an uncivil word.
When Billy Buckley, who was only a stockkeeper at that station, saw my party arrive and was at length aware who we were, he came to me when enjoying a quiet walk on the riverbank at some distance from his house, carrying in his hand a jug of rich milk and a piece of bread which I afterwards learnt, with dismay, had been baked in butter.
"I was not feared for the wild kye when I saw that the stockkeeper would help me to get them into the bail; and when we got a milk-house dug out of the hill-side, I made grand butter.