Definition of Droves

1. Noun. (plural of drove) ¹



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Definition of Droves

1. drove [v] - See also: drove

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Droves

droukings
droukit
drouks
droumy
drouth
drouthier
drouthiest
drouths
drouthy
drove
drove chisel
droved
droven
drover
drovers
droves (current term)
droveway
droving
drovings
drovy
drow
drown
drown'd
drown one's sorrows
drown out
drownage
drownages
drownd
drownded
drownder

Literary usage of Droves

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1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"Perhaps in every one of the droves that bullock is beat about the head for ... Consequently, perhaps, this bullock is beat out of ten droves before he gets ..."

2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1860)
"droves FOR THE GREAT RUSSIA.—Out of 200000 head of cattle which are driven ... These droves travel the year round. The summer droves are mainly composed of ..."

3. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico by John Russell Bartlett (1854)
"... of cattle and horses—Scarcity of wood—droves of horses—San Pedro del Gallo— Rio Nasas—Fertile valley—Culture of cotton—Corn-fields without irrigation—La ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"This use is still current: Now tourists arrive in such droves that the best you can do ... 1972 produced droves of famously beautiful women —William Styron, ..."

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