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  • After this the master of the house came into the cow-byre and said,

    Household Tales

  • Darkness was falling by the time we made our halting way to the valley, and the crofter met us with a lantern, leading us to an unused paddock by the cow-byre where we could turn our mounts and the mules loose for the night, piling our saddles and packs under the shelter of a lean-to.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • "Unless you've been walkin 'knee-deep in the cow-byre."

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Thus the erect gay-looking blossoms, in contrast to the light green foliage arranged in the form of full blown double roses, lend a picturesque appearance to the roof of even a cow-byre, or a hovel.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Calcareous soils are greatly benefited by a free application to them of manure from the stable and cow-byre; but as a rule it would be like carrying coals to Newcastle to dress these soils with lime.

    The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots 16th Edition

  • Sometimes, we came to a clearing with a little shack of logs, a cow-byre, and perhaps a herd of full-fed cattle, with calves frisking about in a series of grotesque and ungainly gambols.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • On many occasions he tramped out from Newlyn with additions to the scanty larder kept at the cow-byre.

    Lying Prophets

  • You must see my little cow-byre some day or other, Joan.

    Lying Prophets

  • It brought her over fields near the cow-byre where Barren spent much of his time and kept his picture; and when she saw her footpath must pass the door of the little house, a flutter quickened her pulses and she branched away over the field and proceeded to the cliffs through a gap in the hedge some distance from the byre.

    Lying Prophets

  • Now he looked round the cow-byre before locking it for the last time and returning the key to Farmer Ford's boy, who waited outside to receive it.

    Lying Prophets

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