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- v. Present participle of sheep-dip.
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So Powers, like other pilots drawn out of the Air Force, came from elite Air Force units, and they went through something that was called "sheep-dipping," which was a kind of sort of idiomatic way of describing the process where you retired them, ostensibly, from the Air Force, they became civilians, and they went to work for the CIA.
Even sheep-dipping could probably be made cinematic, if the Grand Tetons are in the background.
This is evidently not the same as the sheep-dipping poo1 mentioned by AC.
Robin and David away to a distant hillside to assist at the sheep-dipping.
Meanwhile, the sheep-dipping project threatens to mushroom into a full-blown military situation.
Felix has managed to reserve a Broadway house, he's negotiating for a hot movie star to put on the marquee, and if a certain Middle Eastern sheep-dipping operation comes through as planned, he'll have all the backing he needs.