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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shepherd  \Shep"herd\,  n.  [OE.  schepherde  schephirde  AS 
  sce['a]phyrde;  sce['a]p  sheep  +  hyrde,  hirde,  heorde,  a  herd, 
  a  guardian.  See  {Sheep},  and  {Herd}.] 
  1.  A  man  employed  in  tending,  feeding,  and  guarding  sheep, 
  esp.  a  flock  grazing  at  large 
 
  2.  The  pastor  of  a  church;  one  with  the  religious  guidance  of 
  others 
 
  {Shepherd  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  crested  screamer.  See 
  {Screamer}. 
 
  {Shepherd  dog}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  breed  of  dogs  used  largely  for 
  the  herding  and  care  of  sheep.  There  are  several  kinds,  as 
  the  collie,  or  Scotch  shepherd  dog,  and  the  English 
  shepherd  dog.  Called  also  {shepherd's  dog}. 
 
  {Shepherd  dog},  a  name  of  Pan.  --Keats. 
 
  {Shepherd  kings},  the  chiefs  of  a  nomadic  people  who  invaded 
  Egypt  from  the  East  in  the  traditional  period,  and 
  conquered  it  at  least  in  part  They  were  expelled  after 
  about  five  hundred  years,  and  attempts  have  been  made  to 
  connect  their  expulsion  with  narrative  in  the  book  of 
  Exodus. 
 
  {Shepherd's  club}  (Bot.),  the  common  mullein.  See  {Mullein}. 
 
 
  {Shepherd's  crook},  a  long  staff  having  the  end  curved  so  as 
  to  form  a  large  hook,  --  used  by  shepherds. 
 
  {Shepherd's  needle}  (Bot.),  the  lady's  comb. 
 
  {Shepherd's  plaid},  a  kind  of  woolen  cloth  of  a  checkered 
  black  and  white  pattern. 
 
  {Shephered  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  daddy  longlegs,  or 
  harvestman. 
 
  {Shepherd's  pouch},  or  {Shepherd's  purse}  (Bot.),  an  annual 
  cruciferous  plant  ({Capsella  Bursapastoris})  bearing  small 
  white  flowers  and  pouchlike  pods.  See  Illust.  of 
  {Silicle}. 
 
  {Shepherd's  rod},  or  {Shepherd's  staff}  (Bot.),  the  small 
  teasel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shepherd  \Shep"herd\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shepherded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Shepherding}.] 
  To  tend  as  a  shepherd;  to  guard,  herd,  lead,  or  drive,  as  a 
  shepherd.  [Poetic] 
 
  White,  fleecy  clouds  .  .  . 
 
  Shepherded  by  the  slow,  unwilling  wind.  --Shelley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shepherd 
  n  1:  a  clergyman  who  watches  over  a  group  of  people 
  2:  a  herder  of  sheep  (on  an  open  range);  someone  who  keeps  the 
  sheep  together  in  a  flock  [syn:  {sheepherder},  {sheepman}] 
  v  1:  watch  over  like  a  shepherd,  as  a  teacher  of  her  pupils 
  2:  tend  as  a  shepherd,  as  of  sheep  or  goats 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Shepherd,  MI  (village,  FIPS  72960) 
  Location:  43.52458  N,  84.69385  W 
  Population  (1990):  1413  (562  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48883 
  Shepherd,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59079 
  Shepherd,  TX  (city,  FIPS  67424) 
  Location:  30.49045  N,  95.00299  W 
  Population  (1990):  1812  (791  housing  units) 
  Area:  15.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  77371 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Shepherd 
  a  word  naturally  of  frequent  occurence  in  Scripture.  Sometimes 
  the  word  pastor"  is  used  instead  (Jer.  2:8;  3:15;  10:21;  12:10; 
  17:16).  This  word  is  used  figuratively  to  represent  the  relation 
  of  rulers  to  their  subjects  and  of  God  to  his  people  (Ps.  23:1; 
  80:1;  Isa.  40:11;  44:28;  Jer.  25:34,  35;  Nahum  3:18;  John  10:11, 
  14;  Heb.  13:20;  1  Pet.  2:25;  5:4). 
 
  The  duties  of  a  shepherd  in  an  unenclosed  country  like 
  Palestine  were  very  onerous.  "In  early  morning  he  led  forth  the 
  flock  from  the  fold,  marching  at  its  head  to  the  spot  where  they 
  were  to  be  pastured.  Here  he  watched  them  all  day  taking  care 
  that  none  of  the  sheep  strayed,  and  if  any  for  a  time  eluded  his 
  watch  and  wandered  away  from  the  rest,  seeking  diligently  till 
  he  found  and  brought  it  back  In  those  lands  sheep  require  to  be 
  supplied  regularly  with  water,  and  the  shepherd  for  this  purpose 
  has  to  guide  them  either  to  some  running  stream  or  to  wells  dug 
  in  the  wilderness  and  furnished  with  troughs.  At  night  he 
  brought  the  flock  home  to  the  fold,  counting  them  as  they  passed 
  under  the  rod  at  the  door  to  assure  himself  that  none  were 
  missing.  Nor  did  his  labours  always  end  with  sunset.  Often  he 
  had  to  guard  the  fold  through  the  dark  hours  from  the  attack  of 
  wild  beasts,  or  the  wily  attempts  of  the  prowling  thief  (see  1 
  Sam.  17:34).",  Deane's  David. 
 




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