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

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He shook it and grinned sheepishly at the courier, who shrugged his shoulders in sign that they were beaten.
Charley sat up, with one hand on his head, and gazed about him sheepishly.
The flying men were sheepishly coming back, but all the while their eyes were raised apprehensively to the many-windowed, lofty buildings that towered like the sheer walls of a canyon on each side of the street.
Peggotty, after looking at Ham, who stood smiling sheepishly over the shellfish, without making any attempt to help him, said:
He went off sulking, but more sheepishly than I had expected-- perhaps he had been shaken by his fall--and I watched the star of sand splashed on his back receding down the road with a horrid vindictive pleasure.
Sheepishly and with courage he managed to ask, Can someone here fix dentures as an unusual task?
If they were not out before the Queen started they froze in their tracks and sheepishly turned round to face the screen.
But as one would-be storyteller sheepishly admits, "I can only do build-up to scary, not scary itself.
Sheepishly I finished up the next day--after double-checking with her first
Their Christmas mini album got an airing with a beautiful James Allan solo electric version of Please Come Back Home on the orders of his sister, as he sheepishly told fans.
I have sheepishly asked David Beckham for a photograph which sits proudly next to my desk.
Rod sheepishly returned a few minutes later to say, er, the party was off.