HERD


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HERDHigher Education Research and Development
HERDHuman and Ecological Risk Division (Department of Toxic Substances Control; California)
HERDHorses for Riders with Disabilities
HERDHealth and Environmental Review Division
HERDHigh-Explosive Research & Development
HERDHuman Experimental and Research Data Records (US NASA)
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This exploit confers some dignity on the herd in my eyes--already dignified.
It was a big matter: the herd of cattle were many, and, if they were found where I had said, then all men would think me the greater wizard.
Then from his loftie stand on that high Tree Down he alights among the sportful Herd Of those fourfooted kindes, himself now one, Now other, as thir shape servd best his end Neerer to view his prey, and unespi'd To mark what of thir state he more might learn By word or action markt: about them round A Lion now he stalkes with fierie glare, Then as a Tiger, who by chance hath spi'd In some Purlieu two gentle Fawnes at play, Strait couches close, then rising changes oft His couchant watch, as one who chose his ground Whence rushing he might surest seise them both Grip't in each paw: when ADAM first of men To first of women EVE thus moving speech, Turnd him all eare to heare new utterance flow.
said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
When the beast felt the smart, he drew back, and roared so loud, that a herd of at least forty came flocking about me from the next field, howling and making odious faces; but I ran to the body of a tree, and leaning my back against it, kept them off by waving my hanger.
When the priest scolded him, Mowgli threatened to put him on the donkey too, and the priest told Messua's husband that Mowgli had better be set to work as soon as possible; and the village head-man told Mowgli that he would have to go out with the buffaloes next day, and herd them while they grazed.
That night I saw nothing, but just after sunrise the next morning a large herd of elephants came crashing and trampling by.
Deer and other defenceless animals often herd about the elephant, which, contenting himself with roots and leaves, preserves those beasts that place themselves, as it were, under his protection, from the rage and fierceness of others that would devour them.
But I know not the trade, and would gladly sell the whole herd, an I could find a buyer.
It was only necessary, therefore, to drive away the herd which they knew were surrounding the prison and wait for their boys who were even now following them to the trap.
Sometimes a great herd of buffaloes, massing together in the distance, seemed like a moveable dam.
This farm to which he had devoted his life was taking it from him by a member of its herd.