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n. Archaic
A cowherd.
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(Agriculture) archaic a cowherd
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a person who tends cows.
[before 1000]
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Because you fancy that the shepherd or neatherd fattens of tends the sheep or oxen with a view to their own good and not to the good of himself or his master; and you further imagine that the rulers of states, if they are true rulers, never think of their subjects as sheep, and that they are not studying their own advantage day and night.
(33) Assistance in the management of agrarian affairs was furnished by the swineherd (continuously the same man) and the neatherd (custos averiorum, since the work was somewhat specialized).
Mr Bailie trained as a teacher in Oxford after being inspired by a twoweek work experience placement at Dereham Neatherd School in Norfolk.