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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RANCHING

A bit of ranching and 39 my work here in the shop keeps me busy enough.

Who, after all, could blame him for fathering thoughts that ranching was not all it was supposed to be?

Perhaps you will find it easier after a week or two of ranching.

His drooping spirit revived; she was getting tired of ranching.

"Ranching and hunting was no bed of roses," some one who knew him at that time has said.

In his ranching days, that training with his fists stood him in good stead.

While allied by every tie of blood to the ranching interests, he had never been identified with them.

Then, when I had money enough, I put it into land, and went to ranching.

Of these, the larger proportion were engaged in ranching and stock-raising.

In addition to ranching, he also engaged extensively in cattle-raising.

WORD ORIGIN

1808, "country house," from American Spanish rancho "small farm, group of farm huts," from Spanish rancho "mess-room," originally, "group of people who eat together," from ranchear "to lodge or station," from Old French ranger "install in position," from rang "row, line" (see rank (n.)).

Sense of "large stock-farm and herding establishment" is from 1831. Of houses, "single-story, split-level" (adj.) from 1950; as a noun from 1960. Ranch-house attested from 1862.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RANCHING

animal husbandry

nounbreeding and caring for farm animals
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.