As if I mattered a tup's head, the silly gomeril, bless him!
Tuving, strip in the boat nearest the gunwale; from tuk-, to stop a motion; tup, he makes it fast.
The shearling tup is then a 2-shear tup, and the dinmont is a wether, but more correctly a 2-shear wether.
Little Mildred was very sad that she was not allowed to take him his “tup of toffee.”
Start the tup in his own rough region, and we will be bound to say he will give the hounds and their followers a scramble.
Neither Davy nor tup will know that Im slipping in half a minute of doze.
Mattie has been twice at the door wi' the dinner, and weel for you it was a tup's head, for that canna suffer by delay.
"male sheep," c.1300, Scottish and Northern English; of unknown origin.