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drove

1. a narrow irrigation channel
2. a chisel with a broad edge used for dressing stone
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drove

A mason’s chisel having a blade from 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) broad; a boaster.
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"I'll warrant ye," said the drover, "holds it and makes money out of it, and then turns round and brands the boy in his right hand.
"That is to say, the Lord made 'em men, and it's a hard squeeze gettin 'em down into beasts," said the drover, dryly.
"Better send orders up to the Lord, to make you a set, and leave out their souls entirely," said the drover.
The drover, the sailor, buffets it all day, and his health renews itself at as vigorous a pulse under the sleet as under the sun of June.
The carriage announced, Mrs Lammle said; 'Don't mind me, Mr Fledgeby, my skirts and cloak occupy both my hands, take Miss Podsnap.' And he took her, and Mrs Lammle went next, and Mr Lammle went last, savagely following his little flock, like a drover.
Recalled by the rumbling of wheels to the road before me, I saw a heavily-laden waggon labouring up the hill, and not far beyond were two cows and their drover. Human life and human labour were near.
The Drovers Rest in Llanwrtyd Wells was announced as the winner of the Countryside Alliance Award for best local food and drink from almost 18,000 public nominations at a reception held in Cardiff Bay on May 1.
Two tries for Aaron Warren and one each for Rhodri Jones, Lee Rees and Ricky Guest helped send the Drovers through to their third semifinal in four seasons.
Lisnagar Oscar is a strong contender for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, which she took with At Fishers Cross in 2013, while Drovers Lane could head for the RSA Chase, won by the stable's O'Faolains Boy in 2014.
The very damp underfoot conditions did nothing to check the adventurous approach of the Drovers, but Llanelli defended with a massive determination to restrict the damage to just four tries.
The Jolly Drovers, near Consett in County Durham, marked the occasion with a visit from North West Durham's MP Pat Glass.