sheep-shearing love

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of shearing sheep.
  • n. A feast at the time of sheep-shearing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of shearing sheep.
  • n. The time of shearing sheep; also, a feast made on that occasion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a festival held at the time sheep are normally sheared
  • n. act of shearing sheep
  • n. the time or season when sheep are sheared

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Examples

  • As with Cymbeline, there is a musical and dancing extravaganza, this time at the Bohemian sheep-shearing.

    May Books 6) The Winter's Tale, by William Shakespeare

  • The odds stacked against it, in the form of God, suffering, hard work, male competitiveness and sheep-shearing, seem too great to be overcome.

    Adventures for Girls « Tales from the Reading Room

  • A group of New Zealand sheep shearers think that sheep-shearing might make a good Olympic sport.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • It's as though the 72-year-old author had just popped out of a ripening cornfield to take a sniff at the sheep-shearing contest going on behind her.

    Still lives

  • I must protest and say that my husband's name was not always Sherman, but originally "Shereman", related to the "Clothier" family, associated with sheep-shearing and clothing.

    Altered Boxes

  • Bergstein and the poet-composer Mattityahu Shelem (1904 – 1975), who were members of this group, helped to create a festival to celebrate the end of the sheep-shearing.

    Leah Bergstein.

  • Together, they created ceremonies for nature and labor festivals, of which the sheep-shearing festival at Bet Alfa was the first.

    Leah Bergstein.

  • Judah will pass as he comes back happy and horny (and maybe tipsy) from a sheep-shearing festival.

    Tamar: Bible.

  • I wuld like to have an exact description -length, size, blade size, if is removable or not, and is ther 2 loops or 1 loop at the end- and information about the traditional polish sheep-shearing scissors.

    Wycinanki at the Horniman Museum | the POLSKI blog

  • I forgot that the sheep-shearing festival was this weekend.

    Sharing the shearing « knitnut.net

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