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woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

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a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision

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the Sheep asked, handing her a pair of knitting- needles as she spoke.
cried the Sheep, as she took up another pair of needles.
the Sheep cried angrily, taking up quite a bunch of needles.
As for us, we wept and lifted up our hands to heaven on seeing such a horrid sight, for we did not know what else to do; but when the Cyclops had filled his huge paunch, and had washed down his meal of human flesh with a drink of neat milk, he stretched himself full length upon the ground among his sheep, and went to sleep.
As soon as he had done so he shouted, and cried 'Shoo, shoo,' after his sheep to drive them on to the mountain; so I was left to scheme some way of taking my revenge and covering myself with glory.
In the end I deemed it would be the best plan to do as follows: The Cyclops had a great club which was lying near one of the sheep pens; it was of green olive wood, and he had cut it intending to use it for a staff as soon as it should be dry.
He relaxed his vigilance and many of his sheep strayed away into the hills and were lost.
Night had fallen; the wolves were howling in the hills and the terrified sheep crowding about Haita's feet.
The sheep were bleating in terror, for the rising waters had invaded their fold.
Now the Lord whose sheep the Herd-boy looked after had a very lovely daughter, who always smiled and nodded to the youth when she walked with her father in his fields.
She will swaddle the sheep like a new-born baby and lay it in the cradle.
Soon the shepherds find that one sheep is missing, and suspecting Mak of having stolen it they follow him home.
This gentleman treated me with kindness, and desired I would let him know what place I came from last, and whither I was bound; which I did in a few words, but he thought I was raving, and that the dangers I underwent had disturbed my head; whereupon I took my black cattle and sheep out of my pocket, which, after great astonishment, clearly convinced him of my veracity.
Since my last return I find the breed is considerably increased, especially the sheep, which I hope will prove much to the advantage of the woollen manufacture, by the fineness of the fleeces.
The ahsahta, argali, or bighorn, on the contrary, has short hair like a deer, and resembles it in shape, but has the head and horns of a sheep, and its flesh is said to be delicious mutton.