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sheep

(shēp)
n. pl. sheep
a. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Ovis aries) having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide.
b. Any of various wild ruminant mammals related to and resembling the domestic sheep, such as the aoudad, bighorn sheep, and mouflon.
c. Leather made from the skin of one of these animals.
Occupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat
Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, louping ill, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica
Vox populi A person or group of people who blindly follow another’s lead

sheep

Occupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica. See Dolly.
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Critique: Written by a wildlife expert who work experience includes service as a federal researcher, state predator biologist, and a search-and-rescue dog handler, Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes offers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds and characters of animals.
And she was also feeling sheepish when she grovelled to Olly Murs after dissing him on stage in The X Factor final.
Several jockeys would surely have been feeling a bit sheepish afterwards, particularly James Doyle on Captain Cat, who was asked for his effort much too late.
Silly old Paul seemed rather sheepish and appeared to have lost his famous acid tongue.
Only then did a sheepish Zdravkov decide it was time to march back to the dressing rooms.
When Tindall, who recently married the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, was asked whether the last week had been difficult, he looked sheepish as he replied: "Not really, you just get on and train.
SHEEPISH: TWO WOMEN, FIFTY SHEEP AND ENOUGH WOOL TO SAVE THE PLANET tells of the author's journey from an urban existence to a farm, where she owned ducks, goats, fifty sheep and several acres of Minnesota farmland.
The girl looks sheepish and the voiceover says: "Change your copy paper, Double A, Double quality paper."
Sheepish Brand was forced to back down and admit the pair had only had dinner together.
Summary: If Alan Carr looks a bit sheepish around Kylie Minogue he has a good reason.
Called into see Big Brother, a sheepish Verne said he could not remember his night on the tiles.
There then ensued much banging of doors and long silences (her) and sheepish sighs (him) until he eventually capitulated.