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Shearer

[sheer-er] /ˈʃɪər ər/
noun
1.
Moira (Moira Shearer King) 1926–2006, British ballerina.
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  • That because I was dumb, I lay like a lamb before the stroke of the Shearer?

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Just enough and nae mair, like Janet Howie's Shearer's meat.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Whenever a Shearer cuts the skin of a sheep he calls out ‘Tar!’

    The Land of the Kangaroo

    Thomas Wallace Knox
  • I know, and I don't give a Shearer's curse for it, so don't you fancy I care.

    Colonial Born G. Firth Scott
  • There is no use in struggling, for our great Shearer, if he means to shear, will do it.

    Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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