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ewe lamb

a young female sheep.
Origin of ewe lamb
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Your wife has twins—then think of the woman, the one ewe lamb of 'the poor wanton.'

  • But now Austin had come and swooped off with his one ewe lamb.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Heartaches enough my ewe lamb Suzanne gave me during those bitter years when she was lost.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • By Gilbert's order the ewe lamb was to be guarded from the wolf.

  • And offer of the flocks an ewe lamb, or a she goat, and the priest shall pray for him and for his sin.

  • They let him understand, more certainly than words, that all was well with his ewe lamb.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • And every night she wept herself to sleep for that her one ewe lamb was lost in a ravenous world.

    The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine
  • An excellent example is Nathan's reproof of David by the recital of the fable of the poor man's ewe lamb.

    Algonquin Indian Tales Egerton R. Young
  • It may seem rather hard after praising a man's ewe lamb so highly to question his right in her.

  • So saying, he gave the sail to the wind, and away the Ninety-Nine went after the one ewe lamb of the Government.

    Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker

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