cattle-grid


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cattle-grid

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cattle guard

n
(Agriculture) a grid of metal bars covering a hollow or hole dug in a roadway, intended to prevent the passage of livestock while allowing vehicles, etc, to pass unhindered
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Then turning again and again on the empty road lined by fields of sheep, he directs them eventually to a tight turn on to a farm road, a battered cattle-grid, broken red asphalt, deeply pot-holed and lined on both sides with dense, towering pines.
After the bridge go right up the narrow tarred lane and over another cattle-grid.
We all had seat allocations, there were no excess weightper-bag charges and no cattle-grid queues.
Is this what it's going to take before someone builds a proper fence or cattle-grid to keep the sheep out of Marsden?
Jonathan Freer-Smith, 18, told the court that just moments before her death he had managed to pull the stricken mum to safety after her Ugg boot got trapped in the cattle-grid.
It was stated that the farmer had a duty to make precautions for lack of care by those crossing the field along this heavily used footpath and that `cattle-proof means of access', such as a stile or cattle-grid, should have been in place.
The cattle-grid system works by turning cow remains from local abattoirs into meat and bone meal, which is then fed into a giant furnace, producing steam to turn the huge power turbines.