Definition of Sheepshearings
1. sheepshearing [n] - See also: sheepshearing
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheepshearings
Literary usage of Sheepshearings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1849)
"SOUTH-DOWN SHEPHERDS, AND THEIR SONGS AT THE sheepshearings. BY RW BLENCOWE, Esa. AT the time when, in the words of Camden, " the Weald of Sussex was full ..."
2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... Esq. (1833) ; Dr. E. Rigby's Holkham, its Agriculture (1818), where a long description of one of the annual sheepshearings will be found ; Pari. ..."
3. British History in the Nineteenth Century (1782-1901) by George Macaulay Trevelyan (1922)
"Such a one was Coke of Norfolk, George III's enemy and, in Norfolk, one might say rival, with his Holkham sheepshearings, famous over two hemispheres. ..."
4. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1867)
"(1) a kind of large dumpling eaten at sheepshearings. (2) A mess made of sheep's heart, chopped with suet and sweet fruits. ..."
5. Index of Archaeological Papers, 1665-1890 by George Laurence Gomme (1907)
"Southdown shepherds and their songs at the sheepshearings. Suns. Arch. CoU. ii. 247-256. - Extracts from the journal and account-book of the Rev. ..."
6. Highways and Byways in East Anglia by William Alfred Dutt (1901)
"Of the munificence which planned and sustained such meetings as the sheepshearings, which opened the halls of Holkham to thousands during the week; ..."