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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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"No." Captain Jim looked sheepish. "Just at bedtime a poor, ornery sort of dog came along and asked for a night's lodging.
The superintendent of the asylum and some of his help- ers came in and stood about looking sheepish. It was very amusing.
Tom was tugging at a button-hole and looking sheepish. He blushed, now, and his eyes fell.
Yet, for all his air of peacock-like conceit, his clothes sagged a little, and his face wore a sheepish air which might have passed for profundity.
"Think I'd forgotten you, Matt?" he asked with sheepish glee.
Thirteen bowmen, with hung heads and sheepish faces, stepped forward with Mark Shaw and ranged themselves behind Sir Claude.
When he woke up, about half an hour after, he called it to him again, but Dash only looked sheepish and wagged the tip of his tail.
It was a sheepish laugh, and not quite a willing one; but his face looked a little pleasanter when he spoke this time.
Joe was by no means a sheepish fellow, but, for all that, when he got to the corner of the street in which the locksmith lived, he could by no means make up his mind to walk straight to the house.
A fire service spokeswoman said the boy had managed to climb to a height equivalent of the height of a bedroom window and, although not upset when he was rescued, he was a little "sheepish".
On behalf of his many friends working in the kitchens of this country's fabulous five-star restaurants, the Whisperer has picked up the challenge convinced our chefs will not be sheepish in coming forward.
Hauke, looking sheepish and nervously moving his right arm, is sat in front of a police officer wearing blue latex gloves and a jacket with 'Polizei' emblazoned on the front.