Sheep-shearing
Sheep-shearing \Sheep"-shear`ing\, n. 1. Act of shearing sheep. [1913 Webster]

2. A feast at the time of sheep-shearing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sheep —    Are of different varieties. Probably the flocks of Abraham and Isaac were of the wild species found still in the mountain regions of Persia and Kurdistan. After the Exodus, and as a result of intercourse with surrounding nations, other species …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • shearing — [shir′iŋ] n. 1. the action or process of cutting with or as with shears 2. something cut off with shears, as the amount of wool cut from sheep * * * (1919– ) an English jazz pianist and composer who was born blind. He has written many popular… …   Universalium

  • sheep|shear|ing — «SHEEP SHIHR ihng», noun. 1. the act of shearing sheep. 2. the time of year for shearing sheep. 3. the feast held at that time …   Useful english dictionary

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