Definitions

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  • noun Land given to pasturing of sheep, smaller than a sheep-run.

Etymologies

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From sheep +‎ walk.

Examples

  • Here is Unmitigated Local England, local people enjoying local pleasures - sheep tweeked and preened for the sheepwalk (one judging category reads: Three Threaves Mule or Masham), foxhounds snuffling for the biscuits in a huntsman's coat.

    Show Sunday

  • In 1608, the receipt for box-trees cut down upon the sheepwalk on the hill was 50_l_.; in an account taken in 1712, it is supposed that as much had been cut down, within a few years before, as amounted to 3,000_l_.; and in 1759, a Mr. Miller lamented that "the trees on Box Hill had been pretty much destroyed; though many remained of considerable bigness."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 337, October 25, 1828

  • The seven voters of Old Sarum were allowed to return two members of Parliament, because this place, -- once a Roman fort, and afterwards a sheepwalk, -- many generations before, at the early casting of the House of Commons, had been entitled to this representation; but the argument for State Rights assumes that all these rights may be lodged in voters as few in number as ever controlled a rotten borough of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

  • In Tothill-fields gay sheepwalk, like lambs ye sport and play; [2]

    Musa Pedestris - Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896]

  • In Tothill-fields gay sheepwalk, like lambs we sport and play;

    Musa Pedestris - Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes [1536 - 1896]

  • Dried salmon and other fish also adorned others, pleasingly hinting of the general honesty and mutual confidence of the humble natives, poor as they were, for strangers were never thought of; the road, such as it was, merely mounting up to "the hill" (the lofty desert of sheepwalk) on one hand, and descending steeply to the river Tivy on the other.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • 'E'es that' ill be it -- he'll git into the sheepwalk behind the mound.

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

  • To be sure, Bolt had caught the great pike which headed the feast; and Bolt, no doubt, had helped to rear those fine chickens ab ovo; Bolt, I have no doubt, made that excellent Spanish omelette; and, for the rest, the products of the sheepwalk and the garden came in as volunteer auxiliaries, -- very different from the mercenary recruits by which those metropolitan

    The Caxtons — Volume 10

  • To be sure, Bolt had caught the great pike which headed the feast; and Bolt, no doubt, had helped to rear those fine chickens ab ovo; Bolt, I have no doubt, made that excellent Spanish omelette; and, for the rest, the products of the sheepwalk and the garden came in as volunteer auxiliaries, -- very different from the mercenary recruits by which those metropolitan

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • New Lanark would still have been a sheepwalk, and Greenock a fishing hamlet.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

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