- a pen or covered enclosure for sheep.
Origin of sheepcote
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Cotswold (pronounced Cotsold) is an old word for a sheepcote.
Then he'll ask, "Whereabouts is your sheepcote and shieling?"Tales from the Fjeld
P. Chr. Asbjrnsen
She goes first till they come to the sheepcote; she goes in and bade them follow her.
After that they all ran out of the sheepcote, but Rodny went indoors with Njal, and was there the rest of the night.
- mainly British another word for sheepfold
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