or sheep dog
Origin of sheepdog
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Examples from the Web for sheep-dog
She was followed by a sheep-dog, small and wiry as a hill-fox.
A sheep-dog was stretched at full length before the slumbering fire.
No man could act as sheep-dog for Royalty and retain skill as a detective.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees
He urged me towards the outside of the station like a sheep-dog hazing his flock.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Smart was a sheep-dog that belonged to a Mr. Scott, who lived in Scotland.
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Word Origin and History for sheep-dog
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