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shearing-house in the Bible

(2 Kings 10:12, 14; marg., "house of shepherds binding sheep." R.V., "the shearing-house of the shepherds;" marg., "house of gathering"), some place between Samaria and Jezreel, where Jehu slew "two and forty men" of the royal family of Judah. The Heb. word Beth-eked so rendered is supposed by some to be a proper name.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • He was alone in the shearing-house when the overseer had handed him his letters.

    'Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford
  • It is just as well to keep to windward of the shearing-house.

  • Harley Greenoak was seated on a stone, on the shaded side of the shearing-house, thinking.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • On reaching Wellington Lodge we were first shown a shearing-house with every convenience for folding the sheep in thousands.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

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