Sheephook
Sheephook Sheep"hook`, n. A hook fastened to pole, by which shepherds lay hold on the legs or necks of their sheep; a shepherd's crook. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • sheephook — noun crook, a staff used by shepherds …   Wiktionary

  • sheephook — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English shephoke, from shep, sheep sheep + hoke, hok hook : a shepherd s crook …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mourne — (m[=o]rn), n. [See 2d {Morne}.] The armed or feruled end of a staff; in a sheephook, the end of the staff to which the hook is attached. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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