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  • n. The skin of a sheep after the fleece is shorn off, as distinct from the morling, or skin taken from the dead sheep.
  • n. A sheep of the first year's shearing.
  • n. A person who is shorn; a shaveling.
  • n. A priest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The skin of a sheen after the fleece is shorn off, as distinct from the morling, or skin taken from the dead sheep; also, a sheep of the first year's shearing.
  • n. A person who is shorn; a shaveling; hence, in contempt, a priest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sheep of the first year's shearing; a shearling; a newly shorn sheep.
  • n. See the quotation.
  • n. A shaveling: a contemptuous name for a monk or priest.

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