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a hardy breed of coarse-woolled sheep from NW England
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C19: from obsolete herdwick pasture, sheep farm (see herd² (sense 1), wick²); the breed is thought to have originated on the herdwicks of Furness Abbey
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  • Of a flock of forty herdwick sheep given by Dr. Wakefield, the dogs killed twenty-seven at one time.

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