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Wild sheep   /waɪld ʃip/   Listen
Wild sheep

Undomesticated sheep.

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"Wild sheep" Quotes from Famous Books

... resembled sheep more than any other animals. But the most singular part of them was the horns; and these enabled our hunters at a glance to tell what sort of animals they were. They were the "cimmarons," or wild sheep ...
— The Boy Hunters • Captain Mayne Reid

... sort of man in his way, though well over fifty, and given to wandering on the mountains above Calenzana, he had come one day upon a wild sheep with a lamb running at her heels. He let fly a shot (for your Corsican, Master Prosper, always carries a gun) and ran forward. The mother made off, but the lamb sat and squatted like a hare; and so Antonio took him ...
— Sir John Constantine • Prosper Paleologus Constantine

... characters and the habits of the various wild beasts, and of the dangers to be shunned. His attendants told him that the dangerous beasts were bears, lions, tigers, boars, and leopards; that such animals as these often attacked and killed men, and that he must avoid them; but that stags, wild goats, wild sheep, and wild asses were harmless, and that he could hunt such animals as they as much as he pleased. They told him, moreover, that steep, rocky, and broken ground was more dangerous to the huntsman than any beasts, however ferocious; ...
— Cyrus the Great - Makers of History • Jacob Abbott

... A hunter of wild sheep in the Rocky Mountains following their trails wonders if they were made a year, five, or ten years ago, and is told by the scientist at his side that they may have been sixteen thousand years old, so long have these first engineers been at work. In some places of Europe, I ...
— The French in the Heart of America • John Finley

... he had gone. Reynolds soon grew tired with having nothing to do, so he accordingly turned his attention to the hills. Fresh meat was urgently needed for the camp, as the miners would not spare the time to go after it themselves. Wild sheep roamed the mountains, and Reynolds decided that he could make more money by supplying the camp with meat than digging for the uncertain gold. It would also satisfy his desire to get away into the wilds, where he could explore ...
— Glen of the High North • H. A. Cody

Words linked to "Wild sheep" :   white sheep, bovid, audad, aoudad, Ovis vignei, Ovis poli, Marco Polo's sheep, mountain sheep, Ovis montana dalli, Barbary sheep, Dall's sheep, Ovis ammon, maned sheep, Marco Polo sheep, arui, argali, Dall sheep, urial, argal, Ammotragus lervia

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