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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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He grinned sheepishly, recovered himself, and rode on.
Before I could call him off he had crushed Lakor into a jelly with a single blow of one mighty paw, and had literally torn the other thern to ribbons; yet when I spoke to him sharply he cowed sheepishly as though he had done a thing to deserve censure and chastisement.
Tarzan would grin sheepishly and pick up his knife and fork again, but at heart he hated them.
The warriors looked sheepishly at the food upon their plates of gold.
He looked at me sheepishly all the time, for he knew that no well-bred dog should eat at table; but the poor fellow was so wasted from improper food that I couldn't enjoy my own meal had he been denied an immediate share in it; and anyway Lys wanted to feed him.
Peggotty, after looking at Ham, who stood smiling sheepishly over the shellfish, without making any attempt to help him, said:
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has lambasted his counterpart from Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje over plans to drag him to court, saying he is not a dollar bill which Ganduje can 'pocket sheepishly and recklessly'.
Recently, I visited the CDA Chairman's office, where the staff sheepishly admitted that they had 'lost' our letter.
Because he did not intend to hit the ball, there was no penalty except the laughs of his playing partners and he sheepishly replaced his ball.
Caught off guard, he stares at her sheepishly before returning back to his usual self and yelling back.
Clad in a black sherwani, PM Imran smiled sheepishly as he mispronounced certain words while reading the oath.
Sheepishly, they told me stories of tefillin abandoned and retrieved.