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Sheppard

/ˈʃɛpəd/
noun
1.
Jack. 1702–24, English criminal, whose daring escapes from prison were celebrated in many contemporary ballads and plays
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  • If ever there was a gentleman sheppard it's your dear nephew.

    Oh! Susannah! Mark Ambient
  • (at table, back to fire) Then, why do you call him a 'Gentle sheppard?'

    Oh! Susannah! Mark Ambient
  • My good girl, this is not a professional visit We've come to see Miss sheppard.

    Oh! Susannah! Mark Ambient
  • (coldly, crossing from him to Plant) Yes, thank you, Doctor sheppard.

    Oh! Susannah! Mark Ambient
  • You are aware that although we are strangers to Doctor sheppard, he is our cousin.

    Oh! Susannah! Mark Ambient

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