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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
1585-95; sheep + man1
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  • By the time they had come to the spot where the sheepman said 319 he had met Kate gray streaks were already lightening the sky.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • “I never said we was going to sheep you out,” 164 retorted the sheepman sullenly.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • He leaned over and looked the sheepman in the eye but Thomas met his glance with a sardonic smile.

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

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • The sheepman began to raise his head and to plan certain things for himself in turn.

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

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • The pale face of the boy turned from the sheepman to his father.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • In the meantime the logic of circumstances was driving the sheepman into a corner.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • It would be a strange irony of fate if Buck Weaver should fall in love with a sheepman's daughter.

    Mavericks 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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