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ewe lamb

a young female sheep.
Origin of ewe lamb
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The other man got madder than ever though, as my uncle said, you can't find anything much softer than a ewe-lamb.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • The first day of every month a ewe-lamb and sow were sacrificed to Hera.

  • Captain McKenzie was determined, and next day Janet took her ewe-lamb to the public school in a cab and waited on the head master.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • I'd like to give her a piece of my mind, and tell her what I think of her carrying off our ewe-lamb.

    A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
  • He had made his way like a wolf into her little fold, and torn her ewe-lamb and left her maimed and mutilated for life.

    The Small House at Allington Anthony Trollope
  • Miss Stevenson, his ewe-lamb, is A1, and we have had some splendid sport together.

  • Also, though you'll call me a conceited ass, I believe I know your ewe-lamb ten thousand times better than you do.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • By my soul I thought the parson looked directly at me; and at that moment I cast my eye full on my ewe-lamb.

    Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • His kindly heart yearned over this ewe-lamb of his large flock.

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