vee-boer/-buːr/, /-bʊə(r)/ [South African Dutch, boer farmer], (a)obsolete a cattle farmer; (b) in historical contexts, an early Dutch settler given permission to farm cattle in an area remote from the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope;
vee kraal/- krɑːl/obsolete [South African Dutch, kraal enclosure, shelter], a shelter for livestock; a vee place;
vee placeobsoletecombination [South African Dutch veeplaats (plaats place) or Afrikaans veeplaas (plaas farm)], an outpost or part of a farm at which livestock was kept when a change of grazing was required;
vee postobsolete, vee place.
1824S. Afr. JrnlI. 29Poor Gert Schepers, a Vee Boer of the Cradock District, was less fortunate in an encounter with a South African lion.
1928E.A. WalkerHist. of S. Afr. 62Long before the end of the seventeenth century, the frontier veeboer was in the process of becoming the trekboer.
1940F.B. YoungCity of Gold 545Janse recognized among the prison-guard the Vee Boer, Trichard, who had given him his liberty after the fight at Bronkhorst Spruit.
1944J. MockfordHere Are S. Africans 39The free burghers, the vee-Boers, rapidly acquired qualities unknown to the sedate residents of Table Valley.
1965M.G. AtmoreCape Furn. 55As a result of the shortage of cattle for the Company, the third type came into being, the ‘veeboere’, on the outer perimeter of the wheat and wine farming belt.
1965M.G. AtmoreCape Furn. 56Thus arose the ‘veeboere’, each tenant on some 6,000 acres of land.
1841J.M. BowkerSpeeches & Sel. (1864) 102A brother of Botman’s..stopped at our vee kraal begging goats.
1894B. MitfordRenshaw Fanning’s Quest 96To look for half a dozen wretched sheep.., riding back by the vij-kraal to count Umsapu’s flock.
1913J.J. DokeSecret City 23I, Piet Retief, had ridden back from the Vee Kraal at the close of a hot afternoon.
1931V. SampsonKom Binne 267Ian had gone off to the vee-kraal.
1818G. Barker Journal. 3 Jan.Did a little in the garden & numbered the people at the Vee-place.
1838J. Collett Diary. I. 28 Aug.Tracked to day to the Vee Place with Wether Flock.
1851Godlonton & IrvingNarr. of Kaffir War of 1850–51 123As the crisis approached, it was deemed prudent to bring in the flocks and herds from the ‘vee-places’ or out-stations.
1876T. Stubbs Reminiscences. 39We arrived at the Vee place and found a lot more Dutchmen..there.
1887A.A. Anderson25 Yrs in WaggonII. 107They have their cattle-posts away in the bush, where the stock is looked after...These ‘vieh-posts’ are in charge of their slaves.
1931V. SampsonKom Binne 67This was the house flock and..they had another at the vee-post, which was a kraal around the hill, in charge of the separate herd, the object of the division being to distribute the good veld between the two flocks.
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