One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A metal grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to pass over but not cattle and other animals.
- ‘Thankfully, none of them were injured, despite the fact that several of them had crossed cattle guards and been very close to numerous barbed wire fences.’
- ‘The first cattle grids in the West Riding were installed on the moors above Carleton, attended by a large delegation of surveyors and farmers keen to see how they worked.’
- ‘You would drive over a number of cattle grids, would you not?’
- ‘You need a car for all those adventures because public transport ends where the cattle guards begin.’
- ‘As I drove up to the entrance through cattle guards I obeyed the speed limit and started to look around.’
- ‘After a kissing gate by a cattle grid, the track rises up towards Buchan.’
- ‘She still has a nervous feeling every time she crosses a cattle grid, because it reminds her of the cattle grid at the entrance to White Lodge.’
- ‘This cattle guard is inexpensive and can be moved easily.’
- ‘Roads design has provided a design proposal for upgrading of the county road and the design of cattle grids in response to some of the other submissions.’
- ‘Mrs Wheeler said: ‘One of the sheep was so frightened it jumped out of the field, across a cattle grid, across a busy road and into someone's garden.’’
- ‘Peter Barfoot, head of advisory services at the park authority, says money is the main obstacle to installing more cattle grids.’
- ‘Baildon gardeners should take heart from news that a cattle grid and fence may be erected to stop animals from Baildon Moor straying on to their land.’
- ‘They were actually hemmed in by cattle grids at each end of the village, he pointed out - and there were disinfectant mats at each entrance to prevent the spread of infection.’
- ‘Applecross is in a National Park and there is only one road into the village, with cattle grids a shade too narrow for the mobile home to pass over.’
- ‘Pass through a latch gate by a lodge and then over the cattle grid to follow the access track down to the ticket booth near the main driveway entrance to the estate.’
- ‘Colin Green, environmental adviser at Severn Trent Water, said he had the idea for the ladder after seeing how special ladders helped trapped hedgehogs escape after falling down a cattle grid.’
- ‘The national park authority has installed temporary cattle grids in the Esk Valley which, together with fencing and permanent grids near Castleton, will create sheep-free areas for visitors.’
- ‘The new cattle grids have been installed on the Waylands path but disabled people are experiencing difficulties with the gates.’
- ‘Follow the path back to the road above the cattle grid.’
- ‘The temporary cattle grids, which are a barrier to sheep but not traffic, will be removed when the threat of foot-and-mouth has passed.’
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