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  • n. Plural form of sheepfold.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The meaning "sheepfolds" is reasonably sure however; see K.W. 15.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Not in a day nor a generation were the ravaged sheepfolds to be forgotten.

    The God's Domain

  • They drew each other away, content, into the court, and Cadfael reclaimed his horse from the stable, for in spite of the approaching dusk he felt himself bound to ride back some way before full darkness came, and find a simple lodging somewhere among the sheepfolds for the night hours.

    A River So Long

  • There they washed them, anointed them, fed them, and lay with them between the two pots [shefatayim], as it is said (in Ps. 68: 14), “Even for those of you who lie among the sheepfolds [shefatayim],” thus causing their husbands to engage in intercourse with them, despite the enslavement and the forced labor (BT Sotah 11b; Ex. Rabbah 1: 1).

    Hebrew Women in Egypt: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • Those who believethere isno such thing as the 4 sheepfolds know not that Allah is Compassionate and Merciful because Mercy and Compassion are the Everlasting Arms of God themselves; and those who deny these two arms are nonetheless held in them; that they might know Him and so be Saved.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Darkness and Light; the Caliphate of Barack Obama and the Judas of Islam

  • Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks?

    The Lost Jewish Culture

  • You will know him by name in the capers but you cannot see whose heel he sheepfolds in his wrought hand because I have not told it to you.

    Finnegans Wake

  • He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • We left the brook on our left hand and passed by some ruined walls which my guide informed me had once belonged to houses but were now used as sheepfolds.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery


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