bell-wether

bell-wether

a tame wether which will lead a flock to a desired destination. Found usually at abattoirs and sale yards.
References in classic literature ?
When the old bell-wether at the head rattles his bell, the mountains do indeed skip like rams and the little hills like lambs.
Indeed, his Excellency's countenance, long, solemn, and white, with the ornament round his neck, bore some resemblance to that of a venerable bell-wether.
The name bell-wether is given to the leader of a group of which species of domesticated animal?
And it's apparent that it will continue to be the bell-wether town of South Wales.
Listen to either in the first competitive race in decades for Missouri's fourth district--one some analysts are calling a bell-wether for the Democratic Party's hopes to retain a congressional majority--and you'll hear about lower taxes and job creation.
Leufkens, FISPE, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (the Netherlands), researchers will present bell-wether findings relating to human safety, risk management, drug policy and pharmaco-economics.
The technology sector suffered another blow when US-based bell-wether Intel reported profits and revenues that missed analysts' expectations.
Ray, FISPE, Director of Pharmaco-epidemiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, researchers will again present bell-wether findings relating to human safety, risk management, drug policy and pharmaco-economics.
She uses Bell-wether Farms' flavorful, creamy crescenza cheese, made in Sonoma County.
The Post says the project is a bell-wether for both electronic government and the software industry's push to offer greater interoperability among programs that previously operated as stand-alone silos.
The figures from the bell-wether of the clothing sector reflect the findings of a British Retail Consortium (BRC) study released just 24 hours earlier.
The news roiled the bond market, pushing the price of the bell-wether 30-year Treasury bond down more than 1 point, or over $10 per $1,000 bond, and boosting the yield--which moves inversely to the bond's price--above 5.