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sheepman

[sheep-muh n, -man] /ˈʃip mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural sheepmen
[sheep-muh n, -men] /ˈʃip mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person engaged in the tending or breeding of sheep, especially the owner of a sheep ranch.
2.
a shepherd.
Origin of sheepman
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; sheep + man1
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  • Sheep did well in them good years that followed, and first thing I knew I was a sheepman.

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  • “I never said we was going to sheep you out,” 164 retorted the sheepman sullenly.

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  • “Good-morning,” he said, by way of introduction, and the sheepman blinked his eyes in reply.

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  • At this naive statement, the sheepman could not restrain a smile.

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  • “All right,” said the sheepman, suddenly thawing out at the good news.

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  • The sheepman cocked his head to one side and shut one eye knowingly.

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  • The fighting blood of the sheepman sided in as quickly with his dog.

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  • “No, I like this side,” said the sheepman, pretending to admire the scenery.

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  • In the meantime the logic of circumstances was driving the sheepman into a corner.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • How far he might feel this justified him in ignoring it the sheepman did not know.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine

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