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SHEEP. A wether more than a year old. 4 Car. & Payne, 216; 19 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 331, S. C.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This animal is commonly called the mountain sheep, and is often confounded with another animal, the "woolly sheep," found more to the northward, about the country of the Flatheads.
The first two ask the third shepherd where the sheep are.
Mak lies down as he is bid, but he does not sleep, and as soon as the others are all snoring he softly rises and "borrows" a sheep.
Graham" was a fit inmate to be received at the Sheep's Head Hotel.
Karnegie, of the Sheep's Head, wished to consult Mr.
I put my cows and sheep into my coat-pockets, and got on board with all my little cargo of provisions.
This gentleman treated me with kindness, and desired I would let him know what place I came from last, and whither I was bound; which I did in a few words, but he thought I was raving, and that the dangers I underwent had disturbed my head; whereupon I took my black cattle and sheep out of my pocket, which, after great astonishment, clearly convinced him of my veracity.
Night had fallen; the wolves were howling in the hills and the terrified sheep crowding about Haita's feet.
He relaxed his vigilance and many of his sheep strayed away into the hills and were lost.
In order to gain a living he looked after the sheep of a great Lord.
And was that really--was it really a SHEEP that was sitting on the other side of the counter?
We could almost fancy we heard their voices and the bleating of their sheep and goats, but when the sun went down and it came on dark, we camped down upon the beach, and next morning I called a council.