Definitions

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  • n. The female equivalent of a herdsman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who tends a herd.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who has the care of a herd or of cattle.

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Examples

  • Her juvenile exercise as a herdswoman had put “life and mettle” in her heels, and never had she followed Dustiefoot, when the cows were in the corn, with half so much speed as she now cleared the distance betwixt

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • The _Conductor_ told me of another herdswoman from whom he had once asked his road while he was yet new to the country, and who fled from him, driving her beasts before her, until he had given up the information in despair.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)

  • The Conductor told me of another herdswoman from whom he had once asked his road while he was yet new to the country, and who fled from him, driving her beasts before her, until he had given up the information in despair.

    Essays of Travel

  • And now she lived as a herdswoman, guarded her herd, and was very sad and full of longing for her beloved one; she had a little calf which she taught to know her, and fed it out of her own hand, and when she said,

    Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

  • Her juvenile exercise as a herdswoman had put ` ` life and mettle '' in her heels, and never had she followed Dustiefoot, when the cows were in the corn, with half so much speed as she now cleared the distance betwixt Muschat's Cairn and her father's cottage at

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He took home the Golden Bear in 2007 for "Tuya's Marriage" (Tuya De Hunshi), an unconventional love story about a herdswoman and her two husbands set in the grasslands of Mongolia.

    Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

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