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long paddock

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long paddock

  1. (Australia) (colloquial) Stock routes and the sides of public roads viewed as a source of pasture for cattle, sheep, etc, in times of drought.
    2004: However, Bradford insists life on the long paddock is nowhere near as wild as it was at the height of the drought, when the routes were crawling with hungry stock and often being closed to prevent overgrazing.Sydney Morning Herald, 10 April 2004, Time's up for the long paddock [1]

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